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Is My Child taking their Medication?

The following post was reviewed by Cynara Radley, Senior Practice Lead, BCCH Mental Health Programs

When people experience a mental illness, medications are not the only treatment option. Pharmacists and physicians are trained to discuss and offer non-drug...

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It isn’t easy being a teenager.  It can be even harder when you have a health condition or illness that you take medication for regularly.

it’s a fact that young people sometimes experiment with using substances like alcohol, marijuana or street...

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New Patient & Family Guide to SGA Medications

The Provincial Mental Health Metabolic Program is excited to tell you about a new resource that is now available!

The Patient & Family Guide to Second-...

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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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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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Metabolic Syndrome: Can Changes in Eating Habits Help?

My name is Debbie Reid and for the next 10 months I’m trying to fill Metabolic Clinic Dietitian Lorrie Chow’s shoes while she’s on maternity leave. I’ve been...

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Atypical Antipsychotic Medications in Children & Youth

by Leah & Lorrie

Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs), otherwise known as atypical antipsychotics (AAPs), are being used more frequently in children and youth in Canada. These medications are used for many different reasons. The most common reasons...

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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.