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The Journey from Self-harm to Healthy Coping

Self-harm is a topic that isn’t usually discussed openly because of the stigma surrounding it, resulting in great misconceptions about self-harm and those who self-harm.

It is stereotyped that those who self harm are manipulative, crazy or suicidal. However,...

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Rethinking Mistakes

What was the last mistake you made? What feelings come up as you think back on it? Guilt? Embarrassment? Shame? It can be a natural instinct to turn away from our mistakes and avoid re-living the negativity that went along with them. However, using mistakes as opportunities...

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My Experience with Mindfulness Awareness Training

As someone who often finds themselves racing to keep up to keep up with a busy schedule, trying to stay focused on one task at a time or just trying to be a little more present in my day to day life, practicing mindfulness has been something I have wanted to try for a while...

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Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) Week is finally HERE!

Body image among youth in BC is a growing problem. “A third of healthy weight males were trying to gain weight, while 52% of healthy weight females were trying to lose weight.” (McCreary Centre Society, 2013). 

Every year, February...

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Can we stop the weight loss talk, please?

I am someone who struggled with bulimia for 6 years and binge eating disorder for many years before that. I have a very complex relationship with food and spent most of my teenage years sneaking as much of it as I could and my early adult years restricting it to the point...

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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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Balancing our Minds 2017: Updated website & new video!

Presenting…

(insert suspenseful drumroll)

…the new and improved Balancing Our Minds website! Over the past several weeks, the Balancing Our Minds site has gone through a bit of a transformation....

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Thank You

The New Year is a lot of things. It’s a fresh start, a time to celebrate. It’s also a time to make resolutions, break resolutions, and promise yourself you’ll do better next year – myself included.

For me, it’s also a time to reflect....

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Youth and Young Adult eHealth Project Advisory Committee

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre Health Literacy Team is looking for youth to inform the new eHealth Project, the redevelopment of mindcheck.ca! We will be forming two groups, one group which will meet in person in...

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Meeting The Royals: Addressing Mental Health and Stigma

Nearly one month ago, I had shared a transformative experience that reaffirmed that my purpose in life was to help others and share my story of how I have overcome some of the worst years of my life.

When I was only 8 years old, I started to recognize the symptoms...

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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.