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A beautiful mixed race teenager affectionately embraces her mother as they use a tablet computer to visit and stay connected with family and friends while isolating at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Social distancing, mental health, and social teleconferencing concepts.

The provincial Mental Health and Addictions branch works in partnership with many community services, agencies, and programs to provide a client-focused continuum of care to meet the unique needs of...

There are five Regional Health Authorities (RHA) inBritish Columbia, in addition to the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). Each RHA provides mental health...

Self-care is the obvious answer to mental health recovery, but it isn’t as obvious what self-care looks like, because it looks completely different for different individuals.  In fact, self-care is often maligned as an airy-fairy concept, awash with adult colouring books, meditation apps and yoga poses – and if those are your things, then great!  But self-care can be and is so much more.

In some ways, there has never been a more pivotal time to work in mental health. Two years of COVID uncertainty have had an impact on many, at great cost...

It has been two years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since October 2020, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and...

From Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction A series of Leger national surveys conducted during COVID-19 found that 2SLGBTQ+ communities across Canada have...

As a motivated and ambitious person, I was fully subscribed to the achiever mentality, perpetually running on the hamster wheel. I wanted the success, the accolades, the big career, and everything that I thought went with that level of achievement. What I didn’t know was that I was missing out on a lot of important things. Balance. Wellness. Spiritual growth. The journey of becoming a fully self-actualized human being.

From the waist down I look more like I feel – stained pajama bottoms and slippers, legs unshaven. I am barely able to drag myself from bedroom to home-office. Yesterday’s coffee cup holds today’s tepid brew. I am feeling down and depressed. Mentally ill, even. A mess.

A report describing our evaluation of the Reducing Stigma and Promoting Recovery of Opioid Use course using the OM-PATOS. The results suggest that this online training is a promising stigma...