Archive August 2012

Kelty Blog

Youth Wellness Bulletin Board is Alive

Have you come across a huge bulletin board that has “Information on Youth Wellness” and “Supporting Mental Wellness” at the BC Children’s Hospital Emergency Department? The board is located at the waiting area for psychiatric assessment,...

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Tips for Dealing with Homesickness

Summer time is a great time for going on new adventures and having new experiences. Taking a trip or vacation, going away to camp, or travelling to a new place can all be very exciting things that you might get to do during the warm summer months. Even though spending time...

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Recognizing Resilience: A Workbook for Parents and Caregivers of Teens Using Substance

Parenting a teenager can be difficult. Parenting a teenager involved with substances can be “an emotional roller coaster, a lot of work, heartbreaking and extremely challenging”. These descriptions have come from ongoing conversations with parents and caregivers...

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Being Simply You

When I was 15, I really didn’t like the way that I looked. I would analyze myself when I looked in the mirror, and any imagined ‘flaws’ were all I could see. I didn’t have the long legs or a flat stomach, perfect skin or frizz-less hair you would...

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Exploring Cultural Differences in Eating Disorders

On Thursday August 2, the 2012 Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week Planning Committee (PEDAW) held a lunchtime event called “Exploring Cultural Differences in Eating Disorders”. A panel of three expert speakers, including a pediatrician, a psychologist...

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New Child and Youth Medication Sheets on the Kelty Site

Ok, so you saw your doctor, and he wrote a prescription for a new medicine, and he told you some things about how to take it, and some side effects to watch for. You filled the prescription and got home from the pharmacy, and you’re supposed to start taking medication...

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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.