Mental Health

HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital to transform emergency access, treatment and follow up for people with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges

HUB marries public and private sector, philanthropy and innovation to better serve vulnerable patients

'Please tell the truth about why I died': Dad shares teen's mental health struggle (Dr. Steve Mathias)

The father of a Kelowna, B.C. teenager who died by suicide last fall is speaking out on Bell Let’s Talk day, saying it was his daughter’s wish that her parents talk about why she took her own life.

Grand opening of the Granville Youth Health Centre

Youth who are vulnerable and homeless or at risk of homelessness are being provided with a stepping stone to help them back on the right path with today’s grand opening of the Granville Youth Health Centre.
 

In Vancouver, working so mentally ill get care instead of a cop (Dr. Bill MacEwan, St. Paul's Hospital)

The night before Jim Chu’s first day as Vancouver police chief, a constable on the force shot and killed a 39-year-old bipolar man at a busy intersection on the edge of the city’s downtown.

PHC’s Eating Disorders Program’s Patient and Family Advisory Committee: A journey to real change

Patient centred care is a priority for Providence Health Care, but what does involving patients and families in the planning, delivery and evaluation of programming and care look like in reality? For PHC’s Eating Disorders Program and its Patient and Family Advisory Committee, it’s been about new insights and new inroads into making patients real partners in care, resulting in implementation of positive changes in care.

Vancouver hospital demonstrates how to deliver psychological first aid during a major crisis (Dr. Suja Srikameswaran)

In a Code Orange — where mass casualties arise from an earthquake, shipping accident, plane crash, terrorist attack, bridge collapse or other disaster — hospital emergency-response planners expect those with extreme psychological distress may outnumber the physically injured by as much as four to one.

Brilliant! Vancouver's Show of Love for Mental Health (St. Paul's Hospital Foundation)

Now in its third year, the annual Brilliant! fundraiser and fashion show is unlike any other in Vancouver.

St. Paul's Hospital works with patients to develop interactive mental health website

Mental health patients help “Change the Labels” at 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Vancouver, BC, August 6–8, 2014

Working with patients and families, St. Paul's Hospital has created an innovative and interactive online resource about mental health. St. Paul’s Hospital’s “Change the Labels” website seeks to re-write the narrative around mental health, while helping patients and families access the services they need.

BC Supreme Court Re-establishes Access to Diacetylmorphine (Heroin) Assisted Treatment

VANCOUVER, May 29, 2014 — The Supreme Court of British Columbia has re-established access to diacetylmorphine (heroin) assisted treatment following an injunction application by Providence Health Care (Providence) and the PIVOT Legal Society on behalf of five patients who had exited the SALOME (Study to Assess Longer-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness) study.

B.C. introduces first-of-its-kind mental health and addiction supports

March 20, 2014: New 24/7, specialized mental health area in St. Paul's Emergency Department strengthens care for people suffering from severe mental health and addiction challenges.

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