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Annual day of remembrance also raises suicide awareness

August 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Annual day of remembrance also raises suicide awareness)

banner pfrThe 10th annual Soles Remembering Souls Walk will be held in Nanaimo on Saturday, September 10, 2016, with music, personal stories of hope, healing and support for survivors of suicide loss

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Life of Bria creator tackles tough issues with comics, graphic art

August 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Life of Bria creator tackles tough issues with comics, graphic art)

picture 712banner pfr‘Life of Bria’ creator and illustrator Sabrina Symington has published five graphic novels and posts her work online, tackling everyday life, and topics like ‘coming out’ and ‘trans sports’

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On our radio program this week

August 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on On our radio program this week)

Tears, resignation as people on disability assistance discuss how to make ends meet

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Tears, resignation as people on disability assistance discuss how to make ends meet)

xTheBirches.jpg.pagespeed.ic.dDBVIJqCwWFood or Bus Pass? Clawback Creates Hard Choices for British Columbians with Disabilities

When Beth Lowther gives up her transit pass on Sept. 1, she fears a life of social isolation. But she says she has no choice. Lowther is among 35,000 people affected by the British Columbia government’s decision to end a program that provided bus passes to people receiving disability benefits.  Read the rest of this article at The Tyee…

Stigma, shame behind ethnic delays in seeking help for mental illness

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Stigma, shame behind ethnic delays in seeking help for mental illness)

maria-chiu.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x724A new study found Chinese, South Asians suffer more severe symptoms than other groups by putting off getting treatment for mental illness

Chinese and South Asian patients experience more severe mental health problems by the time they seek professional help, says a new study that looked at severity of psychotic symptoms and ethnicity.  Read the rest of this article at The Toronto Star…

People First Radio at the 2016 Nanaimo Fringe Festival

August 17th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on People First Radio at the 2016 Nanaimo Fringe Festival)