Archive September 2014

Kelty Blog

New Mental Health School Video Resource!

Stop Wondering, Start Knowing - a mental health school video resource

There is a new kid on the block!

The Health Literacy team at BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) in collaboration with Fraser Health and an advisory...

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A Deeper Look into Student Mental Health

For the last couple of years, I have led a multi-pronged research study into the state of mental health on college campuses around BC and across Canada. The intention was to determine what was causing students the most stress and what those students wanted as solutions....

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Summer Institute 2014 - Another Success!

On August 21 & 22, over 200 teachers, school counsellors, principals, district staff, parents, students and mental health professionals came together at the University of British Columbia to attend the fifth annual Summer Institute: Promoting Mental Health...

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Spotlight on Friendship

Most adults can remember who their best friends were growing up and can think about ways in which childhood friends influenced their life. Research in psychology supports the idea that friendships are indeed important. For instance, many children turn to their best friends...

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UBC Research Study on Mental Health in Male Immigrant Youth

I recently learned about a great new study that is aiming to better understand the challenges faced by male immigrant youth (aged 15-19 years) and how these experiences affect their mental health. The research team is based at the University of British Columbia and is being...

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Infusing Celebrations Into Your Daily Life

I recently had my 31st birthday a couple weeks ago.  I am now officially in my 30s! I’ve been noticing that a lot of my friends and family members choose not to celebrate their birthdays anymore as they get older.  For some reason birthdays become...

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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.