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Change begins with us: tackling stigma and focusing on recovery in mental health and substance use

Mental illness and substance abuse affect people of all ages from all walks of life. Stigma and discrimination are barriers for many, and the resulting emotional strife, lesser quality of life and financial strain these individuals often struggle with also impacts their families.

April 4, 2016
New funding to strengthen mental health and substance use services
Individuals living with severe mental health and substance use disorders will now have access to mental health services at home, in shelters, at drop-in centres or wherever else in the community that is most comfortable to engage.
December 8, 2014
New video aimed at educating first responders of approaching substance users with compassion and respect
In partnership with Sources Community Resource Centres, and through a financial contribution from Health Canada’s Drug Treatment Funding Program, we are proud to launch Moments to Milestones: Engaging with People who use Substances.
November 7, 2014
Sneak preview: New video targets need for ‘humanity’ in caring for people with substance use
Research shows that the quality of the initial interaction that occurs between a first responder and an individual with substance use problems has a significant impact on the individual’s long-term recovery.
November 6, 2014
A new website developed by regional health authorities is bringing together services and tools from across BC to help families and young people experiencing psychosis access early assessment and treatment.
October 29, 2014
 Meet Andy Libbiter
"We need to keep people coming together so we all understand where we need to go." A seasoned traveller and healthcare provider, Andy's 'lead by engagement' strategy is shaping up to be the right road to travel on.
October 10, 2014
New Assisted Living Mental Health Housing for Maple Ridge Residents
Maple Ridge residents will benefit from an enhanced mental health residence to support them in optimizing their rehabilitation and recovery.
October 1, 2014
So much hurt
Michaelle B. tells her story of abuse and addiction and the Fraser Health worker who helped her save herself
August 5, 2014
Podcast: Coping with Stress
Job changes, financial concerns, crime, illness, uncertainty… there are many causes of stress in our lives. Some of them are beyond our control. What IS within our control; however, is our ability to invest in the areas of our life that matter the most.
July 7, 2014
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