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Mental Health News

Dr. Patricia Daly calls for new mental health hub to fight Vancouver's fentanyl crisis (St. Paul's Hospital)

Vancouver Coastal Health's chief medical health officer will ask city council for a new mental health and addictions hub at St. Paul's Hospital

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Podcast: St. Pauls Hospital Has Seen a 90% Increase in Mental Illness Visits... Why? (Dr. Bill MacEwan)

Mental healthcare advocates in this city are crossing their fingers that the City of Vancouver will help fund a new mental health hub at St. Paul’s hospital….which would help relieve an overloaded emergency room that has seen a 90% increase in mental illness visits.

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Vancouver asked to pitch in $1 million for new mental health hub

Vancouver city staff want councillors to OK a $1-million grant for a mental health hub at St. Paul’s Hospital that could relieve the strain on police officers and emergency room resources.

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The bully in your head (St. Paul's Hospital)

Today, Amy Pezzente can see all the red flags that emerged in her youth for what they were.

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Opinion: The greatest gift for a person with mental illness: Time for recovery and transition

This is a time of year when we celebrate the good things in our lives and reflect on what makes them possible. At Coast Mental Health, we have much to be grateful for as we continue to extend support and services to the 4,000-plus clients we serve who are recovering from mental illness. These clients include a handful of youth who have been part of our first year of operations at Renfrew House, a six-bed community home in a quiet Vancouver neighbourhood.

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New Riverview plans don't meet B.C.'s mental health needs, say UBC researchers

Mental health experts say the B.C. government's plans to turn the former site of the Riverview psychiatric hospital into a mixed-use development with new mental health facilities is a small step in the right direction, but one that doesn't come close to meeting the growing need for mental health services.

 

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B.C.’s Renfrew House helping youth shift from government care into adulthood (Inner City Youth Mental Health Program)

At 20, Jordan Williams has his own room in a comfortable house, a housekeeping schedule that involves him in making meals, and social workers to give him the support he needs to finish his Grade 12.

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Light Therapy Might Work for Non-Seasonal Depression Too

Bright light therapy has often been used for people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)—but a new studyshows that people whose depression symptoms are not seasonal may also benefit.

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