Mental Health

Talking about severe addiction and mental illness

An interview with Dr. Anna Nazif, medical director, Emergency Psychiatry at St. Paul's Hospital.

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.

B.C. announces new funding for mental health

B.C. HEALTH MINISTER Terry Lake has responded to Vancouver’s request for more support for people with severe, untreated mental illness with an “action plan” that includes a psychiatric unit at St. Paul's hospital and a new outreach team.

B.C. mental-health plan includes outreach team, group homes

The B.C. government has announced a new action plan for patients with mental-health challenges, a response to a declaration by Vancouver’s mayor and police chief that the city faces a crisis in handling people with severe, untreated mental illness.

Action plan for patients with complex needs

VANCOUVER- Health Minister Terry Lake today released an action plan to respond to the immediate and long-term health needs of patients with severe addiction and mental illness in all health regions.

These patients have unique and complex needs. The actions we are announcing today build upon our commitment to improve health services for all British Columbians,” said Lake. “This action plan is designed to reduce barriers and service gaps to better support patients’ care needs across the province.”

Providence and patients file constitutional challenge to Federal Government's decision

Providence and five patients launched a constitutional challenge to overturn a recent decision by the federal government that prevents the delivery of life-saving treatment to vulnerable addictions patients.

Providence and five patients launched a constitutional challenge to overturn a recent decision by the federal government that prevents the delivery of life-saving treatment to vulnerable addictions patients.

Mental-health programs must support youth

The mental-health crisis gripping Vancouver isn’t just a story about adults not getting necessary treatment, but youth too. And in the past decade few inroads have been made in helping a growing wave of young people get access to the mental-health services they require.

 

World leading addiction experts highlight fundamental cause of poor addiction care

Vancouver, BC [October 22, 2013] — North America’s leading addiction experts point to a lack of physician education in Addiction Medicine as a key contributor to high rates of untreated addiction and related harms.

Undiagnosed delirium may pose costs to seniors, health care system

Clinical experience reveals that family members can play a part in detection.

Spring/Summer 2013 Promise magazine

Read about how St. Paul’s Hospital is working towards revolutionizing the treatment of mental health issues, just as it did for HIV/AIDS care three decades ago.

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