2018 submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services This submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services makes the case for two key areas investment in Budget 2019: supporting the services we know will keep people mentally well and support their recovery from illness, and ensuring access to coordinated […]Continue readingBudget 2019: An Opportunity to Move Upstream
This podcast is the first in a series in which Dr. Jennifer White and Dr. Patti Ranahan discuss initial findings from their ongoing study of the implementation of the Community Gatekeeper provincial suicide prevention training initiative led by CMHA BC. Their qualitative study was aimed at better understanding the complex processes surrounding implementation, including exploring the challenges […]Continue readingSuicide Prevention – Community Gatekeeper Podcast
For many people, a lot of stress around travel comes down to uncertainty. Will I make my flight? Will I get to my destination on time? The good news is that a little preparation can go a long way!Continue readingDon’t let uncertainty ruin your trip
Turbulence is just some sort of change in the air around your plane. Air isn’t nothingness, it’s a fluid like water. Currents of air move up and down, ripple out, change direction, and change speed.Continue readingWhat is turbulence? Is it dangerous?
In this recorded webinar, Jenny Morgan and Vanessa Brcic discuss the complex connections between poverty, trauma and stress in the development, experience and treatment of mental illness and addictions.Continue readingStructural Violence: The role of poverty, trauma and stress in mental health and addictions
BC has experienced some dramatic political shifts in the last year. A new provincial government has made a commitment to ensure that people in need of mental health and addiction services can “ask once, get help fast.” But how can BC move from policy commitments to accessible supports and services that keep people well? What […]Continue readingHow can BC value mental health and physical health equally?
In this submission, CMHA BC makes recommendations to support the dignity and security of people with mental health or substance use-related problems and those living in poverty.Continue reading2018 submission to BC’s poverty reduction consultation
Loneliness is an experience that means our current close relationships don’t meet our needs. Despite the name, you don’t always have to be alone to feel lonely. Loneliness can come up whenever we feel alone, unwanted, or isolated.Continue readingCoping with Loneliness
Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be tiring, overwhelming, confusing, and stressful. Here are some tips to reduce the impact that caregiving can take.Continue readingCare for the Caregiver
Teens need to know that they can take charge of their well-being, speak up if they start to notice problems, and support others respectfully. Working towards good mental health and seeking help early means that teens can get back on their feet more quickly when problems arise.Continue readingTalking to Teens About Mental Health