Mental Health

'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.

Foundry fundraising meets $2 million goal

It is with extraordinary pride and gratitude that we announce the completion of our ‘Not Alone’ campaign to raise $2 million to support the opening of Foundry Kelowna.

Foundry fundraising nearing its goal

The fundraising campaign behind the establishment of a new mental health services centre for youth in Kelowna is nearing its $2 million objective.

The impact of pop culture depictions of eating disorders (Dr. Julia Raudzus)

As Netflix prepares to premiere a new movie focusing on anorexia, Dr. Julia Raudzus of the Provincial Eating Disorder Program at St. Paul’s Hospital explains how visual depictions of eating disorder in pop culture can be both harmful and helpful.

Foundry youth mental health clinics fundraise to expand B.C.-wide (Dr. Steve Mathias)

“We want to make sure youth have easy access during their time of need and long-term,” explained psychiatrist Dr. Steve Mathias.

Foundry youth centre seeks donors (Dr. Steve Mathias)

A one-stop shop for health and social services for youth is getting a one-time cash injection from a philanthropic foundation with the aim of seeing the project to completion.

St. Paul's Hospital nurses recognized on Kiss Radio

Celebrating National Nurses Week, Mornings with Kevin and Sonia invited in a group of special nurses from the psychiatric unit at St. Paul's Hospital, who have been on the front lines of the drug overdose crisis in Vancouver.

Santa Ono shares personal struggle at student mental health summit (Dr. Michael Krausz)

Last month, UBC President Santa Ono spoke about his personal struggle with suicide at the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Summit. Co-led by the BC Canadian Mental Health Association and the Centre for Addictions Research of BC, the event aimed to improve campus mental wellness through collaboration between students, professionals, faculty, administrators and community partners.

New 'one-stop shop' for youth services to open in Abbotsford

A new centre that aims to provide a “one-stop shop” of supports for youth and their families willopen in Abbotsford later this year.

Online therapy is ‘only way’ to fight mental illness crisis

So many people have mental illnesses that online therapy is the only way to give everyone the treatment they need, experts say.

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