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World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages.  It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds. Every life lost represents...

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International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or...

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MEDIA SCAN

It is possible to end chronic homelessness if we act now

As a physician and researcher on homelessness, I’m a witness to the intersecting health crises that affect people who don’t have adequate housing. COVID-19 is only one of them. For years, my colleagues and I have treated infections and overdoses, chronic diseases,...

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PEOPLE FIRST MEDIA

Parenting our way through climate and COVID-19 crises

AUDIO | "Is it raining?" My five-year-old asked me this last Saturday morning as he padded out of his bedroom in his spaceship pyjamas and contemplated the muted grey sky out our front window. In Vancouver, grey skies usually signify clouds of water, and after days of...

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