Mental Health

'Please tell the truth about why I died': Dad shares teen's mental health struggle (Dr. Steve Mathias)

The father of a Kelowna, B.C. teenager who died by suicide last fall is speaking out on Bell Let’s Talk day, saying it was his daughter’s wish that her parents talk about why she took her own life.

‘Nobody Knows’: UBC struggles to respond to Vancouver’s fentanyl crisis (Dr. Michael Krausz)

Fentanyl in Vancouver is a crisis traditional health services at UBC aren't prepared to face.

Foundry looks to change the lives of youth and how mental health is treated 
in the province

Midterms and final exams, for many students, are the worst. The pressure of performing well can make students feel overwhelmed and panicked, and despite the varied programs available at Capilano University, each comes with its own set of exams, projects and stresses. Mental health issues are on the rise among youth and counselling services are more in demand than ever.

Victoria youth mental health hub is BC’s next Foundry location

Cecily Killam was diagnosed with mental health issues when she was 13-years-old.

North Vancouver centre offers one stop shop for youth wellness (Foundry)

The idea behind Foundry North Shore is to bring more than 15 existing programs and services for youth and their families under one friendly roof. 

The Foundry North Shore youth centre finally opens up

A centre providing more than 15 programs and services for youth dealing mental illness and substance abuse opens up all under one roof. 

Opinion: Coping with change: Managing the stress of starting university (Dr. Katherine Fleming)

Transitions can be tough at all life stages. And many young people across Canada are in the process of a major one: starting university or a post-secondary education for the first time. Many are going away from home, often far away, and leaving friends, family and familiarity behind as they embark on their post-secondary adventures.

Foundry fundraising meets $2 million goal

It is with extraordinary pride and gratitude that we announce the completion of our ‘Not Alone’ campaign to raise $2 million to support the opening of Foundry Kelowna.

Foundry fundraising nearing its goal

The fundraising campaign behind the establishment of a new mental health services centre for youth in Kelowna is nearing its $2 million objective.

The impact of pop culture depictions of eating disorders (Dr. Julia Raudzus)

As Netflix prepares to premiere a new movie focusing on anorexia, Dr. Julia Raudzus of the Provincial Eating Disorder Program at St. Paul’s Hospital explains how visual depictions of eating disorder in pop culture can be both harmful and helpful.

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