It’s Mental Health Week in Canada May 6th to 12th

It’s Mental Health Week in Canada May 6th to 12th

Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. We can all have good mental health. It is about having a sense of purpose, strong relationships, feeling connected to our...

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Help us with your donation on Giving Tuesday, November 27th

Next Tuesday, November 27, is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a day when charities, business and individuals come together to celebrate giving. It's the opposite of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can find out more about us, Giving Tuesday, and make a donation...

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Read our VIMHS Currents newsletter for November 2018!

Campbell River’s Sobering and Assessment Centre marks one year of service...United Way, Giving Tuesday...VIMHS board of directors considers communications, key messages...Our new website is now up at vimhs.org...Seniors Connect Nanaimo celebrates, educates and...

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Why what we think we know about schizophrenia is wrong

When novelist and former mental health nurse Nathan Filer met a patient who wouldn’t take his pills, it started him on a journey into the complex and contradictory world of schizophrenia.  Read the rest of this article at The Guardian... Image: Sarah Lee for the...

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It’s Mental Health Week in Canada May 6th to 12th

Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. We can all have good mental health. It is about having a sense of purpose, strong relationships, feeling connected to our...

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Isles’ Lehner thrives after confronting mental health issues

A sign hangs above the door between the locker-room and the ice at the New York Islanders' practice facility that reads, "GET BETTER TODAY." It carries a powerful double meaning for Robin Lehner, who before the season disclosed his struggles with mental illness and is...

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PEOPLE FIRST MEDIA

Why Indigenous literature matters

AUDIO | Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation, a First Nations and Indigenous Studies professor at University of British Columbia and the current Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. Justice...

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