Mental Health

New HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital to provide treatment and follow up for people with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges

New HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital to  provide treatment and follow up for people with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges.

North Shore to get ‘one-stop shop’ for youth (Dr. Steve Mathias)

North Vancouver MLAs and members of Vancouver Coastal Health held an official launch for an upcoming youth services centre on the North Shore Thursday, a facility that could potentially help thousands of young people every year, says one MLA.

New youth centre for North Shore launched

A new integrated youth centre to counter mental health and substance abuse was launched on the North Shore on Thursday.

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.

'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.

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.

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