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Caring for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges

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What is complex mental health and substance use?

We treat the most ill, most vulnerable people in B.C., whose needs go beyond what they can access in their communities. One frequent example of the kind of complex illness we treat is a concurrent disorder, which is defined as a combination of a severe mental illness and substance use disorder.                           Learn about complex mental health and addiction 

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Gardening helps staff and patients at the Forensic Psychiatric HospitalGardening helps staff and patients at the Forensic Psychiatric HospitalDescribed as a ‘lovely oasis,’ the communal garden and surrounding green space provides a place for staff and patients to connect with nature, stay active and socialize with each other. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/gardening-helps-staff-patients-forensic-psychiatric-hospital2021-10-21T07:00:00Z
Tips for boosting your mental health – World Mental Health DayTips for boosting your mental health – World Mental Health DayOctober 10 marks World Mental Health Day, and there is no better time to reflect on and care for our mental health and well-being. During these challenging times, here are some tips and resources that can help you move through COVID-19 and beyond.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/tips-for-boosting-mental-health-world-mental-health-day2021-10-07T07:00:00Z
Providing effective care to marginalized populations including homeless individuals becomes easier thanks to The Hotel StudyProviding effective care to marginalized populations including homeless individuals becomes easier thanks to The Hotel StudyNearly 75 per cent of adults living in marginalized housing live with some form of a mental illness, suggests a longitudinal study by researchers from BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/providing-effective-care-to-marginalized-populations-hotel-study2021-09-23T07:00:00Z
kʷikʷəƛ̓əm gifts historic warrior house post to watch over clients at the Red Fish Healing Centrekʷikʷəƛ̓əm gifts historic warrior house post to watch over clients at the Red Fish Healing CentreFor the first time in over a century, a striking house post, carved from a 600-year-old cedar tree, had been unveiled and placed on the primary lands of the Kwikwetlem First Nation.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/historic-warrior-house-post-red-fish-healing-centre2021-09-09T07:00:00Z
Understanding the root causes of addiction this International Overdose Awareness DayUnderstanding the root causes of addiction this International Overdose Awareness DayThis International Overdose Awareness Day, experts from BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services explain why treatment and addressing the root causes of addiction are important parts of B.C.’s ongoing overdose crisis response.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/understanding-root-causes-of-addiction2021-08-31T07:00:00Z

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