Mental Health

New Riverview plans don't meet B.C.'s mental health needs, say UBC researchers

Mental health experts say the B.C. government's plans to turn the former site of the Riverview psychiatric hospital into a mixed-use development with new mental health facilities is a small step in the right direction, but one that doesn't come close to meeting the growing need for mental health services.

 

B.C.’s Renfrew House helping youth shift from government care into adulthood (Inner City Youth Mental Health Program)

At 20, Jordan Williams has his own room in a comfortable house, a housekeeping schedule that involves him in making meals, and social workers to give him the support he needs to finish his Grade 12.

Light Therapy Might Work for Non-Seasonal Depression Too

Bright light therapy has often been used for people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)—but a new studyshows that people whose depression symptoms are not seasonal may also benefit.

Colin Easton meets a stranger a day to help with depression

When Colin Easton was diagnosed with depression, he found himself isolating himself from family and friends.

St. Paul’s Hospital: Looking to the future

It’s not just a plan to build a new St. Paul’s Hospital but a plan to build a better hospital. For the thousands of patients who show up in the hospital’s emergency room every year, the change is going to be profound.

'Hope and resilience': Photo campaign highlights men’s depression

More than 840,000 Canadian men are affected by depression each year – and one Vancouver-based campaign is using images to raise awareness and help men improve their lives.

'Hope and resilience': Photo campaign highlights men’s depression

More than 840,000 Canadian men are affected by depression each year – and one Vancouver-based campaign is using images to raise awareness and help men improve their lives.

Out of the Shadows

Of the half a billion people worldwide currently suffering from mental illness, three quarters live in the developing world.

Vancouver Police seeing a plateau in number of mental health arrests

Vancouver police say they are finally seeing a plateau in the number of mental-health related arrests following years of rising numbers.

Depression often unrecognized and cutting job productivity, study says

Canadians and their co-workers might be depressed and not even realize it, according to a report on workplace health.

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