Archive February 2016

Kelty Blog

Findings on Mental Health and Substance Use

The results of the BC Adolescent Health Survey, which was completed by students in grades 7-12, shows that students who did not engage in substance use reported better mental wellness. The qualitative and quantitative findings were conducted through careful research, and...

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The Transformative Power of Comedy

Comedy has long played an important role in my holistic approach to self-care for my struggles with depression and anxiety. 

Often when I'm feeling particularly anxious, I have many thoughts racing around my head in overlapping loops. Just as I pick up one...

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What type of therapy is the best fit for your family?

Psychotherapy can be effective for a wide range of mental health and substance use challenges and disorders in children, youth and adults. However, with so many different types of therapies that exist, and so many different types of therapists, knowing what might be the...

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Online Support for Mental Health

We always talk about how the world is moving more and more online, and away from face-to-face interaction. Having grown up in the 80’s, I know this is true – I’ve seen the transition with my own eyes! It makes me feel really old to say this, but I remember...

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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.