Mental Health

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.

Experts urge huge expansion of online therapy for mental illness

A “massive and growing” mental health burden across the world can only be tackled successfully with a major expansion of online psychiatric resources such as virtual clinics and web-based psychotherapies, specialists said on Tuesday.

Opinion: Public-private sectors collaborate to help vulnerable patients (HUB)

A new, innovative, health-care facility is under construction and slated to open this spring at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. It will have a positive impact on the lives of people with mental-health and substance-use challenges.

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St. Paul’s Hospital $3.5M centre for vulnerable patients set to open spring 2017 (Dr. Bill MacEwan)

A $3.5-million addition to St. Paul’s emergency department, geared toward mental health and drug-addicted patients, is set to open this spring in the midst of B.C.’s fentanyl crisis.


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