How a year of COVID-19 has impacted our mental health

How a year of COVID-19 has impacted our mental health

Experts are sounding the alarm on an impending fourth wave of the pandemic — a wave characterized by psychic trauma, burnout, mental illness and economic injury that is projected to be the largest, most enduring health footprint of COVID-19. “I think we’re seeing the...

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Achieving human potential is true prosperity

Achieving human potential is true prosperity

Dr. Trevor Hancock is a retired professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Health and Social Policy, a public health physician, health promotion consultant and columnist for the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper. Dr. Hancock spoke...

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“There’s a lot that needs to be done”

“There’s a lot that needs to be done”

Eli Cooley-Morris was baptized in the Downtown Eastside’s landmark First United Church in 1988. He died next door at the Hazelwood Hotel nearly 32 years later, another victim of B.C.’s poisoned drug supply. His father, Rev. Barry Morris, was the minister at the church...

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Bell Let’s Talk Day is Thursday, Jan. 28

We’ve known for a long time that it’s almost always better to talk about mental health than to keep quiet about it. We should continually be looking for ways to have conversations about how we are doing, how we are feeling, and ask those questions of those we care...

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Cowichan makes strides towards help for unhoused youth

The year 2021 could be a “really good year” towards addressing the challenges facing unhoused and vulnerable youth in the Cowichan region, predicts Cindy Lise, regional facilitator for Our Cowichan Communities Health Network. Unhoused and precariously housed youth...

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Achieving human potential is true prosperity

Dr. Trevor Hancock is a retired professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Health and Social Policy, a public health physician, health promotion consultant and columnist for the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper. Dr. Hancock spoke...

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When a lesser god expires: Remembering Leonard Williams

Leonard Williams lived on the streets of Nanaimo, British Columbia, for an estimated 30 years. He was kind, gentle, and lived a life of gratitude. But early in the morning of Dec. 26, 2020, the 59-year-old’s lifeless body was found in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. A...

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