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
In June 2006, working in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance, the CMHA BC initiated a year-long pilot project to deliver outreach services to homeless individuals at eight core locations around the province. The project goal was to reduce homelessness by assisting homeless individuals to access long-term solutions to address their state of […]Continue readingIncome/Homeless Outreach Project
Published by the Disability Without Poverty Network in 2012, this brief reviews the cost of basic essentials in BC and proposes an increase to the Persons wit Disabilities benefit rate to a minimum of $1,200 per month to better reflect the actual cost of living in BC.Continue readingOverdue: The case for increasing the persons disabilities benefit in BC