Seventy to 90% of people living with serious mental illnesses in Canada are unemployed. Research tells us that most people living with a serious mental illness want to work, but few do find work—and, often, the work doesn’t meet their goals or abilities.Continue readingUnemployment, Mental Health and Substance Use
The Bigger Picture
Mental health and well-being are so much bigger than one person. They include every part of our lives. When people have the right tools and supports in place, they can flourish regardless of health problems. When people do not have the support they need or are excluded, the entire community suffers.
We see mental illness, substance use and violence connected often—in the news, on TV shows, and in movies. The relationship between violence, mental illnesses and substance use is more complex than we see in the media. Many different factors increase the risk of violence.Continue readingViolence, Mental Illness and Substance Use
Visions is an award-winning quarterly magazine that brings together many views on mental health and substance use. It’s a place to explore different aspects of wellness, share your own experiences, learn from others, and discuss ideas.Continue readingVisions: BC’s Mental Health and Substance Use Journal
In this recorded webinar, we discuss youth involvement in the design, delivery and evaluation of mental health services with speakers from youth mental health initiatives from Australia and BC.Continue readingYouth Involvement in Mental Health Services