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Mental Health News
This is a time of year when we celebrate the good things in our lives and reflect on what makes them possible. At Coast Mental Health, we have much to be grateful for as we continue to extend support and services to the 4,000-plus clients we serve who are recovering from mental illness. These clients include a handful of youth who have been part of our first year of operations at Renfrew House, a six-bed community home in a quiet Vancouver neighbourhood.
Mental health experts say the B.C. government's plans to turn the former site of the Riverview psychiatric hospital into a mixed-use development with new mental health facilities is a small step in the right direction, but one that doesn't come close to meeting the growing need for mental health services.
B.C.’s Renfrew House helping youth shift from government care into adulthood (Inner City Youth Mental Health Program)
At 20, Jordan Williams has his own room in a comfortable house, a housekeeping schedule that involves him in making meals, and social workers to give him the support he needs to finish his Grade 12.
Bright light therapy has often been used for people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)—but a new studyshows that people whose depression symptoms are not seasonal may also benefit.
When Colin Easton was diagnosed with depression, he found himself isolating himself from family and friends.
More than 840,000 Canadian men are affected by depression each year – and one Vancouver-based campaign is using images to raise awareness and help men improve their lives.