World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for everyone in the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, politicians and policy makers, advocates, volunteers, those with lived experience of suicide...

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Care for the caregiver

Care for the caregiver

More and more Canadians take care of friends, family members, and loved ones of all ages living with a mental health problem, whether they live together at home or not. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be tiring, overwhelming, confusing, and...

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VIMHS NEWS

VIMHS Currents newsletter for March 2019 is here

Stories of loss, grief, advocacy and activism. Plus...Alfred Andrew and his road to recovery…Michelle Young asks “How do I talk to my young daughter about my depression?”…Brain Injury Symposium looks at brain injury, mental health and substance use…and more. In the...

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We are hiring!

VIMHS is currently hiring for the following casual positions: Nurse; Mental Health Support Worker; and Tenant Support Worker. Please send cover letter and resume to gbaker [at] vimhs.org. Position descriptions (in PDF) can be found here: Nurse Job Description, MHSW...

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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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Care for the caregiver

More and more Canadians take care of friends, family members, and loved ones of all ages living with a mental health problem, whether they live together at home or not. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be tiring, overwhelming, confusing, and...

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Horses, depression, and me: How riding changed my life

In the fall of 2017, when the therapist I wanted to see wasn’t able to fit me in, horseback riding became a good second choice. I was already aware of the tradition of equine therapy: with a horse, you get instant feedback on how you are in the moment.  Read the rest...

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Book of Hope: Recovery from an eating disorder IS possible

AUDIO | Sue Huff is the mother of a daughter who was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at age 14. She’s also the author of Book of Hope: Stories of love, courage and recovery from families who have battled eating disorders. Sue’s key message is that recovery from an...

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