mental health

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)
Who cares for the caregivers? Mental health supports for front line workers

Who cares for the caregivers? Mental health supports for front line workers

New peer support program connects healthcare workers with someone who understands

  • Jul 20, 2020
Who cares for the caregivers? Mental health supports for front line workers
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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Mike Royal, left, and Dana Sarauer, are facilitating Become the Change, a men’s program offered by Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Mike Royal, left, and Dana Sarauer, are facilitating Become the Change, a men’s program offered by Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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
Janice Breck, executive director of Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch, stands behind the plexiglass now in place at her office. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Mental Health Week, May 4-10, urges Canadians to #getreal

CMHA Cariboo Chilcotin Branch continues to be busy during COVID-19

Janice Breck, executive director of Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch, stands behind the plexiglass now in place at her office. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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
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)
Becca Shears, Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Facebook photo)

How to cope with your mental health during a global pandemic

Becca Shears, clinical counsellor in Vanderhoof speaks about ways to deal with stress and anxiety during this time.

Becca Shears, Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Facebook photo)
Calls to the Canadian Mental Health Association Interior Crisis Line have increased by 25 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Call volumes increase to CMHA Interior crisis line due to COVID-19

Call numbers have increased 25 per cent and growing

Calls to the Canadian Mental Health Association Interior Crisis Line have increased by 25 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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
Child psychiatrist Dr. Matt Burkey said the COVID-19 pandemic adds stress to people’s lives, especially people who already deal with anxiety. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake child, adolescent psychiatrist shares ways to handle COVID-19 anxiety

Keeping up with regular routines is also important for parents

Child psychiatrist Dr. Matt Burkey said the COVID-19 pandemic adds stress to people’s lives, especially people who already deal with anxiety. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Assistant crisis line supervisor Tina Campbell, of the CMHA’s crisis and counselling program, is looking for new volunteers to man the line. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Crisis line volunteers needed at CMHA

Crisis line training begins this spring on March 31 and goes every Tuesday and Thursday

Assistant crisis line supervisor Tina Campbell, of the CMHA’s crisis and counselling program, is looking for new volunteers to man the line. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
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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

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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)