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Would you know what to do if a friend or family member were in crisis?<img alt="Silhouette of person with head in hands on park bench" src="/stories/PublishingImages/Benches.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Would you know what to do if a friend or family member were in crisis?As part of marking World Suicide Prevention Day this week, we’re sharing resources for helping loved ones in crisis.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/would-you-know-what-to-do-if-a-friend-or-family-member-were-in-crisis2018-09-11T07:00:00Z
Dear addiction: a story of one women's journey to recovery<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/aaaaamh.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dear addiction: a story of one women's journey to recoveryWhen we first met you were so alluring and exciting. You were the answer to all my problems and to my pain. Life kept knocking me down and I had been strong for too long. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dear-addiction-a-story-of-one-womens-journey-to-recovery2018-08-31T07:00:00Z
Opioid agonist therapy teams give incarcerated clients hope<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Tish%20Trevelyan%20in%20Prince%20George.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Opioid agonist therapy teams give incarcerated clients hope“I love it here,” says Letitia Trevelyan, a nurse who works with incarcerated clients at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre. “It’s like a big family.”http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/oat-gives-incarcerated-clients-hope2018-08-31T07:00:00Z
PHSA hosts first-ever health fair for incarcerated clients in Surrey<img alt="Surrey Pretrial health fair" src="/PublishingImages/Surrey-Pretrial-booth-July2018.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA hosts first-ever health fair for incarcerated clients in SurreyPHSA’s Correctional Health Services, in collaboration with B.C. Corrections, hosted the first-ever health care fair for residents of the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre on July 26.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-hosts-first-ever-health-fair-for-incarcerated-clients-in-surrey2018-08-03T07:00:00Z
Forensic patients give back to volunteer-run animal shelter<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/Katies%20Place%20for%20article%20WS%20Stipe%20on%20finished%20fire%20steps%20with%20cat%20use%20this%20Apr%2018.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Forensic patients give back to volunteer-run animal shelterThe Forensic Psychiatric Hospital provides assessment and treatment for approximately 200 inpatients all of whom live with some degree of mental ill health and have come into conflict with the law while unwell. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/forensic-patients-give-back-to-volunteer-run-animal-shelter2018-07-03T07:00:00Z
Correctional Health Services looks beyond the walls to develop community connections<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/aaaaaaRichard%20Berger%20in%20Prince%20George.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Correctional Health Services looks beyond the walls to develop community connections​Correctional Health Services is developing relationships with a variety of community based supports to improve our client’s transitions back to their communities. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/correctional-health-services-looks-beyond-the-walls-to-develop-community-connections2018-06-28T07:00:00Z
Burnaby Centre clients celebrate their recovery by kayaking<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DSCN3845.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Burnaby Centre clients celebrate their recovery by kayakingBurnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction clients go kayaking to celebrate their recovery. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/burnaby-centre-clients-celebrate-their-recovery-by-kayaking2018-06-12T07:00:00Z
PHSA Board visits mock-up of new centre<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/BCMHSUS%20mock-ups%20concierge%20desk.JPG?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA Board visits mock-up of new centreMembers of the PHSA Board of Directors toured the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction mock-up facility and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in April to learn more about the BCMHSUS continuum of programs and services. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-board-visits-bcmhsus2018-05-03T07:00:00Z
Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction launches Family Support Group<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/burnaby-centre-for-mental-health-and-addiction-launches-family-support-group/ThinkstockPhotos-618455102.jpg" width="923" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction launches Family Support GroupYou asked and we listened! We are now offering a support group to client family members. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/burnaby-centre-for-mental-health-and-addiction-launches-family-support-group2018-04-19T07:00:00Z
Dedicated volunteers help people on their recovery pathway<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/helphands.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dedicated volunteers help people on their recovery pathwayNational Volunteer Week (NVW) is April 15-21, and is a time to celebrate and thank our volunteers who selflessly give their time to our help our staff, patients and families at BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS).http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dedicated-volunteers-make-huge-impact-for-people-in-recovery2018-04-18T07:00:00Z

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