mental health

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
(Pxhere)

60% of Canadian workers would take a pay cut for better mental health support: survey

Survey found 77% of workers would leave for better wellness initiatives

(Pxhere)
Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday, December 9, 2019. (Courtesy Saanich Police)                                Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday. (Saanich Police)

Vancouver Island police first in B.C. to offer mental health resiliency training

Departments from Oak Bay, Saanich, Central Saanich complete trauma training class

Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday, December 9, 2019. (Courtesy Saanich Police)                                Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday. (Saanich Police)
B.C. cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast

B.C. cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast

Mathew Fee aims at world record for longest distance on BMX bike while sharing his story of recovery

B.C. cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast
Mental health is becoming an increasingly important issue in our communities. REACH Trauma Response Consulting Ltd. has recognized this issue and is hosting a series of workshops in February to help the community address their stories. (File photo)

Chilliwack teacher reaches out to community through a private counselling group to help mental health

REACH Trauma Response Consulting Ltd. will help people rewrite their histories to find peace

Mental health is becoming an increasingly important issue in our communities. REACH Trauma Response Consulting Ltd. has recognized this issue and is hosting a series of workshops in February to help the community address their stories. (File photo)
January 30 is Bell Let’s Talk Day (File contributed/Bell Let’s Talk)

Let’s Talk: Nearly 1 billion interactions on mental health since 2011

Jan. 30 is the annual day for people to reach out and share their stories about mental health and combat the stigma

January 30 is Bell Let’s Talk Day (File contributed/Bell Let’s Talk)
Sandy Ranger, a paramedic in Parksville stands with Bruce Honeyman, advanced care paramedic in Victoria, on the steps of the legislature Wednesday, where Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to legislation that would eliminate barriers for first responders to access compensation for mental trauma. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. first responders to get better mental health support

Labour Minister Harry Bains to introduce legislation adding PTSD as ‘presumptive condition’

Sandy Ranger, a paramedic in Parksville stands with Bruce Honeyman, advanced care paramedic in Victoria, on the steps of the legislature Wednesday, where Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to legislation that would eliminate barriers for first responders to access compensation for mental trauma. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes

Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced changes at UVic’s School of Nursing

Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes
Riverview Hospital West Lawn building, one of several structures of the former mental hospital that have fallen into decay since they were closed down by the early 1990s. (Jeff Hitchcock/Flickr)

Riverview Hospital mental health centre proceeds

Replacement for Maples Treatment Centre first announced in March

Riverview Hospital West Lawn building, one of several structures of the former mental hospital that have fallen into decay since they were closed down by the early 1990s. (Jeff Hitchcock/Flickr)