mental health

Potential explosion in mental illness could last years after pandemic: study

Potential explosion in mental illness could last years after pandemic: study

Estimates are based on an analysis of what transpired in the years following the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016

Potential explosion in mental illness could last years after pandemic: study
Dan Jack photo First responders prepare to transport an apparent overdose victim in downtown Parksville Saturday morning, April 22, 2017.

Advocates urge B.C. to withdraw proposed bill allowing youth to be held after overdoses

Bill 22 would create more harm than good argues the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and others

Dan Jack photo First responders prepare to transport an apparent overdose victim in downtown Parksville Saturday morning, April 22, 2017.
White Rock psychologist Jennifer Mervyn says meaningful, connected relationships are an essential part of a healthy upbringing. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Long-term psychological impact of COVID-19 a concern for kids and parents, experts say

Part 3: Health professionals promote ‘meaningful connections’ to co-regulate stressful environments

White Rock psychologist Jennifer Mervyn says meaningful, connected relationships are an essential part of a healthy upbringing. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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UBC study seeks to learn if at-home workout apps improve health during pandemic

Trial will give people access to yoga, HIIT or barre training

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EDITORIAL: Pandemic pressure for those vulnerable to depression, stress, anxiety

EDITORIAL: Pandemic pressure for those vulnerable to depression, stress, anxiety

This week is Mental Health Week and it’s OK to say you’re not OK

  • May 6, 2020
EDITORIAL: Pandemic pressure for those vulnerable to depression, stress, anxiety
A volunteer prepares a meal for food banks on the floor of the Bell Centre, Tuesday May 5, 2020 in MontrealTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

COVID-19 burnout: Can-do attitude gives way to anxiety, despair for many

One-fifth of Canadians say they will experience ‘high levels’ of depression if isolation continues into summer

A volunteer prepares a meal for food banks on the floor of the Bell Centre, Tuesday May 5, 2020 in MontrealTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
May 4 to May 10 in Canada is Mental Health Awareness Week. (CCS)

Chilliwack mayor highlighting mental health awareness

‘When I need to relax and de-stress, I turn to gardening,’ Mayor Popove said in his statement

May 4 to May 10 in Canada is Mental Health Awareness Week. (CCS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau announces $240M funding for online mental health platform, virtual healthcare

The federal government is also provided $175 million in funding to AbCellera for research

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Free COVID support counselling services now on offer from Chilliwack Community Services. (CCS)

Free COVID-related counselling on offer from Chilliwack Community Services

‘We’re all dealing with big feelings in one form or another,’ says Chilliwack Community Services rep (CCS)

Free COVID support counselling services now on offer from Chilliwack Community Services. (CCS)
B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark in this undated photo. (B.C. government photo)

Here2Talk: B.C. launches free counselling service for post-secondary students

Province expedites new mental health app in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark in this undated photo. (B.C. government photo)
Getting outdoors and staying healthy is important even during a pandemic, and a team of researchers are hoping to gather data about how the two may correlate. (Goldstream News Gazette)

Researchers at UFV looking into effects of pandemic on activity and mental health

Survey is online now to gather data from people of all backgrounds on physical activity changes

Getting outdoors and staying healthy is important even during a pandemic, and a team of researchers are hoping to gather data about how the two may correlate. (Goldstream News Gazette)
Brandi Carlow (second from right) is the friendly face of the Chilliwack Youth Health Centre, and is still the point person now that their services have been moved into a virtual space to be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s youth health clinic staying open thanks to virtual visits

Health professionals still available for youth in a digital realm during COVID-19 pandemic

Brandi Carlow (second from right) is the friendly face of the Chilliwack Youth Health Centre, and is still the point person now that their services have been moved into a virtual space to be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted photo)
COVID-19 is also taking a toll on mental healththrough social isolation, among other things, and UBC researchers want to hear how people are coping. - Image: Pixabay

Researchers study how pandemic affecting people’s mental health

Dr. Anita DeLongis, a UBC health psychologist, wants to hear from public online

COVID-19 is also taking a toll on mental healththrough social isolation, among other things, and UBC researchers want to hear how people are coping. - Image: Pixabay
Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Ann Davis Transition Society shifting its services in the age of COVID-19

ADTS is adding counselling for women and youth, in part to help deal with coronavirus stress

Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
Students in Fraser East feel they can’t access the mental health support and information they need. Image: Pixabay

Students in the Fraser East work hard, need more mental health support

McCreary Centre releases stats from 2018 that show trends among students

Students in Fraser East feel they can’t access the mental health support and information they need. Image: Pixabay
Lawyer Michelle Stanford (left) and Thompson Rivers University law professor Ruby Dhand outside the Kamloops Law Courts. The pair is among a group working toward establishing a mental-health court locally. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

B.C. lawyer, professor look to piloting a mental-health court

In November, Nova Scotia’s mental-health court program marked 10 years of existence

  • Feb 20, 2020
Lawyer Michelle Stanford (left) and Thompson Rivers University law professor Ruby Dhand outside the Kamloops Law Courts. The pair is among a group working toward establishing a mental-health court locally. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march during the Calgary Stampede parade in 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/ The Canadian Press)

B.C. MP wants to decriminalize self-harm in military

NDP’s third attempt to improve mental health assistance within the military

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march during the Calgary Stampede parade in 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/ The Canadian Press)
Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coroner emphasizes jury’s recommendations in B.C. teen’s overdose death

16-year-old Elliot Eurchuk died of a fentanyl overdose in 2018

Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chilliwack father says family involvment can be key to mental health treatment

Chilliwack father says family involvment can be key to mental health treatment

Having a care team that involves family members in a significant way can make all the difference.

  • Jan 30, 2020
Chilliwack father says family involvment can be key to mental health treatment