Archive May 2012

Kelty Blog

Play Across Environments and Cultures

by Michelle H.

Glimpses of summer these past few weeks spawned a conversation with friends recently about our childhoods – what did we do in the summers? How did we play? We discovered that although there were some similarities to our play, the...

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Why Laughter is the Best Medicine

by Kim

Ever notice how a really good laugh can completely change the way you’re feeling about your day?

We know that laughing feels good, and you’ve all probably heard the expression that “laughter is the best medicine”, but...

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Registration for the 2012 Summer Institute is Now Open!

by Michelle C.

Registration is now open for the 2012 Summer Institute: Promoting Mental Health in BC Schools!

When: Thursday and Friday, August 23-24, 2012

Where: University of...

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I'm not beautiful like you. I'm beautiful like me!

by Amy, Eating Disorders Peer Support Worker

Have you ever focused excessively on some feature of your appearance? Have you ever been too busy comparing yourself with others at a party rather than enjoying your time there? If you spend too much time...

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Champions for Change: A Guide to Effective Advocacy for Youth and the Adults Who Support Them

by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Representative of Child and Youth

I would like to briefly tell you about a workbook my Office has produced called...

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May 24: International Schizophrenia Awareness Day

by Brent, F.O.R.C.E. Youth in Residence

I am very excited to announce that May 24th is International Schizophrenia Awareness Day. The BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) is organizing a day of events to promote awareness and early recognition around the...

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A Historic Day for Mental Health: Canada’s First Mental Health Strategy

by Meredith

May 8, 2012 has been dubbed a “historic day for mental health”. What made May 8th historic is that the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) released the first mental health strategy for Canada, entitled ...

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From Fear to Freedom

by Brent, FORCE Youth in Residence

Fear for me started to creep into my life gradually. I was in full on party mode and drinking and drugs were common place in my life. The pot smoking that started out as fun and adventurous had turned into hours of paranoia...

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May Flowers and Mental Health Month!

by Kiera

For me time continues to pass in the blink of an eye…as I’m sure it does for many of you. Before we know it we’re in the month of May! May is a special month for me, not only because after all the rain we’ve endured over the...

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BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.