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New Year Ahead…

Ringing in the New Year can look very different for many people.  I took a moment to reflect on this after conversations had with family, friends, and colleagues over the past 2 weeks and asking the question “what’s going on for you at the start of this new...

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Making Sense of Suicidal Thoughts

“It’s never the pain that takes us out of the game, loves, it’s the SHAME about the pain”
-Glennon Doyle Melton

Sunday September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day.  But of course every day should be suicide...

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The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation:  a generation of people (usually in their 30s or 40s) who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children. As a young adult in my mid-twenties, I learned about this term during university. I did not even cross...

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Understanding Suicide Loss: A Personal Journey from Pain to Healing

Grief is a universal human experience. At some point in our lives, we have either experienced or feared the profound and inevitable loss of a family member, friend, acquaintance, or pet through death. Although there are subtle nuances in each individual’s experience...

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Advocating with Lived Experience

Sharing my story has always been special for me.

Not because I love to talk about myself (I might?), but because it signifies an important point in my journey with mental illness: the moment I was able to turn the most challenging aspect of my life into something...

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7 Tips for Parents to Help Children and Teens post Separation/Divorce

Welcome to a new series here on the Kelty blog! Dr. Ashley Miller will be taking over the blog every second Tuesday to write about family relationships and parenting children with mental health concerns. Please take a look at her first installment here, and let us...

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Living with Chronic Pain and Mental Health

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? -Mary Oliver

I have a frequent daydream about having the ability to shapeshift into a bird. As a bird I can fly easily, and I effortlessly glide on thermals high up in the air. I fly...

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Living with Depression: A Partner’s Perspective

Almost all couples experience their share of challenges at some point during their relationship. However, when half of a couple has depression or any other mental health challenge or disorder, it can open up a whole new set of challenges and exacerbate any of the ‘...

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Being S.A.D in the Fall

We have had an amazing summer this year, but as the summer season starts drawing to a close I begin to think about what fall will bring. As fall arrives so does the dark days. This time of year always affects my energy level, mood and interest in social activities. Growing...

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Spring & Sadness

When I think of spring, I initially think of cherry blossoms, tulips, green grass, and yes, even little lambs bouncing through a field. I get a bit sappy and I idealize this season of new growth and renewal.

But sometimes, I really resent spring. Living with major...

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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.