Mental Health

At-risk youth mental health centre opens in Vancouver (Inner City Youth Program, St. Paul's Hospital)

A multi-million-dollar centre for street youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness opened Wednesday in a joint announcement between the Ministry of Health and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.

Grand opening of the Granville Youth Health Centre

Youth who are vulnerable and homeless or at risk of homelessness are being provided with a stepping stone to help them back on the right path with today’s grand opening of the Granville Youth Health Centre.
 

Youth Health Centre (Inner City Youth Program, St. Paul's Hospital)

A centre has opened in downtown Vancouver to help at-risk young people get back on the right track.

Wide range of services for troubled young people with opening of Granville Youth Health Centre (Inner City Youth Program, St. Paul's Hospital)

At 23, Alex Mann-Kuefler dropped out of college and ended up in the Downtown Eastside.

Granville Health Centre aimed at helping youth (Inner City Youth Program, St. Paul's Hospital)

The provincial government and St. Paul’s Hospital have opened a new centre aimed at young people who are trying to get off the streets.

B.C. has higher rates of hospital stays due to mental illness than the rest of Canada (Dr. Bill MacEwan, St. Paul's Hospital)

B.C. has the highest rate among the provinces for hospitalization due to mental illness and substance abuse, according to a national report released Thursday.

Aboriginal people hugely over-represented in Vancouver youth seeking mental-health and addiction services (Inner City Youth Program)

A business plan drafted by Providence Health Care provides a rough snapshot of the mental-health and addiction issues prevalent in downtown Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk youth.

In Vancouver, working so mentally ill get care instead of a cop (Dr. Bill MacEwan, St. Paul's Hospital)

The night before Jim Chu’s first day as Vancouver police chief, a constable on the force shot and killed a 39-year-old bipolar man at a busy intersection on the edge of the city’s downtown.

Health researchers question VPD’s claim Vancouver is experiencing a mental-health "crisis" (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Two prominent health researchers have published a report that concludes the Vancouver Police Department is unfairly linking mental illness to violent crime, thus exaggerating the need for “greater police control over those with mental health challenges”.

Vancouver to pay $1M to re-open temp housing for people with mental illness (St. Paul's Hospital)

One hundred temporary homes for people with mental illness disappeared from the Bosman Hotel in Downtown South when federal and provincial funding dried up last fall.

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