Mental Health

Understanding eating disorders in men and boys (Ali Eberhardt)

Eating disorders don’t discriminate. Registered dietitian Ali Eberhardt and clinical counsellor Kevin Kokoska look at the struggle young men and boys face with body image and eating disorders and some of the resources available.

Opinion: Care for whole person to address addiction

We applaud Drs. Michael Krausz, Kerry Jang and William McEwan’s practical suggestions in a recent opinion piece to move beyond Band-aid solutions to address the opioid crisis in B.C.

'Let them know why I died' (Dr. Steve Mathias)

The father of a Kelowna teen who took her own life last year is sharing her story in hopes it saves others' lives.

Keeping Vancouver safe: VPD plans for next five years

Reducing demand for harmful drugs, working with St. Paul’s Hospital to help people with mental health issues and making better use of technology are just three of the Vancouver Police Department’s goals for the next five years. - See more at: http://www.vancourier.com/news/keeping-vancouver-safe-vpd-plans-for-next…

Reopen Riverview as addiction treatment centre, Coquitlam mayor urges (Dr. Michael Krausz)

The mayor of Coquitlam is calling on the B.C. government to repurpose part of Riverview Hospital for the treatment of people struggling in the grips of drug addiction. 

Mental health and drug addiction included in Vancouver police's top priorities

The Vancouver Police Department released its five-year plan Tuesday, highlighting strategies that address the ongoing fentanyl crisis as well as the mental health of its officers and the city’s residents.

B.C. aims to improve addiction treatment (Dr. Evan Wood)

Finding the best addiction treatment in B.C. is notoriously difficult because there’s no single system to navigate, says the doctor at the helm of a newly announced research centre.

“The medical side of addiction treatment isn’t well established,” says Dr. Evan Wood, who was named interim head of the new research centre by Premier Christy Clark on Sept. 28.

Seattle Tries to Curb Heroin Deaths by Offering a Safe Place to Use

Seattle’s supervised injection center will be the first of its kind in the U.S., but New York is already considering a similar plan.

Prescription Heroin?! (Crosstown Clinic)

Canada has taken a surprising approach in their fight against the heroin epidemic: prescription heroin. Addiction specialist Ken Seeley joins The Doctors to discuss this plan.

Mental illness rates high among hard-to-reach people with HIV/AIDS in B.C.: Study (BC CfE - Dr. Robert Hogg)

Addressing the underlying mental health issues of harder-to-reach people with HIV/AIDS is important for treatment, a British Columbia researcher says.

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