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New study to evaluate the role of Community Transition Teams in helping correctional clients avoid overdose<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/TO%20urban%20area.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New study to evaluate the role of Community Transition Teams in helping correctional clients avoid overdoseFor many people in custody who live with an opioid use disorder, going back to their communities is a difficult process — most people need extensive support to reintegrate safely. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/community-transition-teams-study2021-03-31T07:00:00Z
My story: Phil Kou<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Phil%27s%20story.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />My story: Phil KouMy story begins in my formative years, when I was the victim of flagrant child abuse in a dysfunctional family.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/my-story-phil-kou2021-03-30T07:00:00Z
The Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction: A case study in using space as a treatment tool<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/RFHC%20front%20entrance%20rendering.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction: A case study in using space as a treatment tool​Clients at the Red Fish Healing Centre, which opens later this year in Coquitlam, will find an open, airy, welcoming space filled with natural light, warm textures, contemporary and Indigenous art, and views of surrounding trees and foliage.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/red-fish-healing-centre-therapeutic-facility-design2021-03-26T07:00:00Z
BC Partners: BC Schizophrenia Society makes important topics accessible<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/BCSS%20look%20again%20cover%20art.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Partners: BC Schizophrenia Society makes important topics accessible​Throughout the pandemic, organizations have been getting creative with ways to reach new audiences safely. Without in-person events, virtual meetings and online platforms have become an important connection vehicle, and their popularity is growing.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-schizophrenia-society-makes-important-topics-accessible2021-03-19T07:00:00Z
Patients get creative and colourful at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/FPH_Mural%20panorama.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Patients get creative and colourful at the Forensic Psychiatric HospitalAt the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, patients and staff have been balancing the negative impacts of COVID-19 by finding unique, creative ways to brighten their surroundings.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/patients-get-creative-and-colourful-at-the-forensic-psychiatric-hospital2021-03-09T08:00:00Z
Remembering Dr. Siavash Jafari<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Dr.%20Jafari.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Remembering Dr. Siavash Jafari​On Sunday, February 21, 2021, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services lost a dear friend and colleague, Dr. Siavash Jafari.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/remembering-dr-siavash-jafari2021-03-05T08:00:00Z
Nurse immunizers help protect colleagues, clients and communities from COVID-19<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Peer%20nurse%20immunizers%201.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nurse immunizers help protect colleagues, clients and communities from COVID-19Since the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine in B.C., one of the biggest considerations in planning the rollout has been staffing — ensuring that the right people are trained to administer vaccines when regional health authorities have our doses ready.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/nurse-immunizers-help-protect-communities-from-covid-192021-03-02T08:00:00Z
COVID-19 antibody testing at BC Corrections<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Antibody%20test.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />COVID-19 antibody testing at BC CorrectionsAs COVID-19 has evolved, experts have been rapidly learning and applying knowledge to get a better understanding of the virus, how it moves, and how it impacts the human body.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/covid-19-testing-at-bc-corrections2021-02-23T08:00:00Z
BC Concurrent Disorders Conference welcomes national and international experts<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/B.C.%20Concurrent%20Disorders%20Conference%20Twitter%20card.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Concurrent Disorders Conference welcomes national and international expertsBC Mental Health and Substance Use Services hosted its first B.C. Concurrent Disorders Conference on March 12, 2021, to advance knowledge in co-occurring mental health and addictions disorders treatment across the province.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-concurrent-disorders-conference2021-02-19T08:00:00Z
Meet Angus Monaghan, the director of the Forensic Regional Community Clinics<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Angus%20Monaghan%203.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Meet Angus Monaghan, the director of the Forensic Regional Community ClinicsOver the past 12 months, Angus Monaghan, the director of the Forensic Regional Community Clinics, has worn many hats and juggled several roles, including two interim leadership roles at Correctional Health Services.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/meet-angus-monaghan12021-02-09T08:00:00Z

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