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Tips to help manage stress over the holidays<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/pexels-julia-larson-6113407_feature.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tips to help manage stress over the holidaysWhile often seen as “merry” or “joyful,” the holiday season can bring added emotional, physical or financial stress. Dr. Sean Butler at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services shares some tips to help you through the holidays.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/tips-to-help-manage-stress-over-holidays2021-12-15T08:00:00Z
Challenging stigma through storytelling<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/UNITE%20antistigma%20animation%202_highlight.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Challenging stigma through storytellingTo combat stigma around mental health and addiction, we must listen and learn from those who experience it directly. The UNITE mini-documentary series at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services is helping people do just that.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/challenging-stigma-through-storytelling2021-11-22T08:00:00Z
Supporting and affirming LGBTQIA2S+ clients living with mental illness and addiction<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Talk%20therapy.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Supporting and affirming LGBTQIA2S+ clients living with mental illness and addictionAll too often, members of the Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA community experience discrimination and stigma, which can exacerbate existing health issues. BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services is prioritizing safe, patient-centred and gender-affirming care.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/supporting-affirming-lgbtqia2s-clients-mental-illness-addiction2021-11-17T08:00:00Z
Province gets first look into new Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Red%20Fish%20Opening.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Province gets first look into new Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and AddictionLast week, members of the provincial government, Kwikwetlem First Nation and other partners of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services celebrated the opening of a new, state-of-the-art treatment centre for mental health and substance use clients.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/province-gets-first-look-into-new-red-fish-healing-centre2021-11-02T07:00:00Z
People with mental illness, addictions benefit from new Red Fish Healing Centre<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Red%20Fish%20entrance.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />People with mental illness, addictions benefit from new Red Fish Healing CentrePeople living with complex mental illness and addictions have access to a new purpose-built treatment centre with a model of care that is innovative and progressive — the first of its kind in North America.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/people-with-mental-illness-addictions-benefit-from-new-red-fish-centre2021-10-29T07:00:00Z
Then and now: Making advancements in hepatitis care within B.C. correctional settings<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/tlc-1.jpg?RenditionID=9" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Then and now: Making advancements in hepatitis care within B.C. correctional settingsThe transfer of correctional health services to the public health system has led to positive changes in hepatitis C screening, according to new research by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services and BC Centre for Disease Control.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/making-advancements-in-hepatitis-care-within-bc-correctional-settings2021-10-28T07:00:00Z
Gardening helps staff and patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/FPH%20staff%20garden%203_highlight.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Gardening 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 Day<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/hikers_feature.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tips 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 Study<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/TO%20urban%20area.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Providing 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 Centre<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/House%20Post%20and%20Gardens.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />kʷikʷəƛ̓əm 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


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