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Dr. Nader Sharifi shares his own experience with trauma and how it changed the course of his career<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/IMG_20171027_131051%20(2).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Nader Sharifi shares his own experience with trauma and how it changed the course of his careerDr. Nader Sharifi, Medical Director of Correctional Health Services, has been a health care provider in BC for more than 22 years. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-nader-sharifi-shares-his-own-experience-with-trauma-and-how-it-changed-the-course-of-his-career2017-12-18T08:00:00Z
Dr. Jehannine Austin to strengthen mental health and substance use research<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Jehannine-Austin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Jehannine Austin to strengthen mental health and substance use researchMeet Dr. Jehannine Austin, the new Executive Director of the Provincial Health Services Authority's BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-jehannine-austin-to-strengthen-mental-health-and-substance-use-research2017-12-18T08:00:00Z
Psychologist shares tips to maintain mental well-being during the holiday season<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/christmas%20stress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Psychologist shares tips to maintain mental well-being during the holiday seasonThe holiday season is in full swing which means food, friends, family and festivities. While this can be a joyous time, it can also be challenging. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/psychologist-shares-tips-to-maintain-mental-well-being-during-the-holiday-season2017-12-07T08:00:00Z
Ground breaks on the future site for the new Centre for Mental Health and Addiction<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/24616737208_6ebc9618da_o.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Ground breaks on the future site for the new Centre for Mental Health and AddictionThe official start of construction of the new Centre for Mental Health and Addiction took place on the Riverview lands on Nov. 17, 2017. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/ground-breaks-on-the-future-site-for-the-new-centre-for-mental-health-and-addiction2017-11-23T08:00:00Z
What's in a word? How language can destigmatize substance use<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/shutterstock_320923037.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />What's in a word? How language can destigmatize substance useLanguage matters. How we talk about substance use and overdose can frame how people view it, and how they respond. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/whats-in-a-word-how-language-can-destigmatize-substance-use2017-11-16T08:00:00Z
Trauma-informed care - an approach to grow together<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/IMG_3077.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Trauma-informed care - an approach to grow togetherJames Heap, a case manager with Forensic Psychiatric Services at the Nanaimo Regional Clinic, has an approach to working with clients that is truly inspirational. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/trauma-informed-care-an-approach-to-grow-together2017-10-03T07:00:00Z
Introducing PHSA Correctional Health Services - Supporting transitions, maintaining connections<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/IMG_0859%20(2).JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Introducing PHSA Correctional Health Services - Supporting transitions, maintaining connectionsAs of October 1, 2017, the Provincial Health Services Authority assumed responsibility for health services provided in BC correctional centres. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/introducing-phsa-correctional-health-services-supporting-transitions-maintaining-connections2017-10-02T07:00:00Z
PHSA+ Award winner profile - Bronwen Pencarrick goes above and beyond to make real differencesPHSA+ Award winner profile - Bronwen Pencarrick goes above and beyond to make real differencesBronwen Pencarrick, an administrative coordinator with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), is described by colleagues as “an invaluable resource” and “the glue that holds our team together.”http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-award-winner-profile-bronwen-pencarrick-goes-above-and-beyond-to-make-real-differences2017-09-01T07:00:00Z
It’s never too late to turn your life around – Ashnola client shares his story<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/our-services/ashnola.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />It’s never too late to turn your life around – Ashnola client shares his storyToday marks International Overdose Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/it’s-never-too-late-to-turn-your-life-around-–-ashnola-client-shares-his-story2017-08-31T07:00:00Z
Volunteers give back at the Burnaby Centre<img alt="" src="/stories/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/volunteers-give-back-at-the-burnaby-centre/volunteer.jpg" width="923" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Volunteers give back at the Burnaby CentreThe Volunteer Program at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction (BCMHA) was launched in March 2011.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/volunteers-give-back-at-the-burnaby-centre2017-07-18T07:00:00Z


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