Archive July 2012

Kelty Blog

Overcoming Metabolic Side Effects

At first it was the energy loss. I was stuck on the couch for days at a time after increasing my meds due to a relapse. I had no energy to even go for a walk, and my mind wouldn’t stop racing, creating stories of unimaginable emotional pain. Despite getting virtually...

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Eating Disorders Meal Support: Helpful Approaches for Families

We are very pleased to announce that the new eating disorders meal support video is now available! Eating Disorders Meal Support: Helpful Approaches for Families ...

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AnxietyBC Launches Youth and Young Adult Website

The other night my colleagues and I attended the launch of AnxietyBC’s youth and young adult website. The new website is interactive, with lots of...

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Parenting with Tourette: A Shift in Perspective

I am a parent of a child with Tourette syndrome and I would like to comment on my experience of being a parent when crisis hit. She was ten and Tourettes was not only throwing tics at her but also obsessive compulsive disorder, intense anxiety and depression – all at...

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Sarah's Story

I have a clear memory of being thirteen in my Mom’s white mini van and sobbing to her because I felt removed from reality, like I wasn’t in my own body. After that moment I was constantly complaining about not being able to breathe during moments of rest, so I went and got...

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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.