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Healthy Strategies for Back to School

As the days get shorter throughout the month of August and the beginning of fall draws near, a wide range of feelings can emerge. Much like January, the arrival of September often feels like the start of a new year: a time to reset and to start new activities, new routines...

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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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A Good Scare

It’s the morning after Halloween, and tired kids everywhere, still crashing from their sugar highs, are headed off to school.  Hopefully everyone has had a fun and safe Halloween- but not too safe.  After all, what is Halloween if not a time to help kids...

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Parental Anxiety – (Trying to) Worry less, live more

I am generally a positive person. For most of my life when I’d experience setbacks or encounter challenges I’d say to myself, what’s the opportunity here?  And I can say that in my professional life I still take this approach daily.  As a parent...

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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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"I'm not going!"

It’s the first day of school.  Yesterday, thirteen year old Jade excitedly picked out her clothes and chatted with her friends.  She had been waiting for years to start high school.  But today, Jade is still in bed, head hidden beneath the covers....

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Keeping Youth Healthy While Going for Gold

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been inspired and moved by all the amazing Olympic athletes. As Rio comes to a close and we prepare for a new sports season, it’s a good time to contemplate how to keep sports a positive force in kids’ lives. ...

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Sleep Deprived and on Overdrive

Two kids (a five year old and a 16 month old) wailing in the bathtub, my spouse out of town for the week, preparing to sell our house this weekend, a lost set of car keys, one waterlogged iPhone, a few hours of sleep each night (if I am lucky), researching daycares in our...

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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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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.