mental health

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The events leading up to the suicide of a 30-year-old Vancouver police officer will be the subject of a coroner’s inquest next month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Suicide of Vancouver police officer will be subject of coroner’s inquest

Family says death came during mental health crisis after 2 intimate affairs with superior officers

 

FILE - A woman meditates on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. According to a study published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Mindfulness worked as well as drug for easing anxiety in study

Mindfulness shown to help some intervene in their own state of mind

 

Photos of Mona Wang after a January 2020 wellness check and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacy Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)

Kelowna Mountie pleads guilty to assault charges stemming from UBCO wellness check

Const. Lacy Browning was charged with assault after conducting a wellness check on a UBCO student

 

Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)

B.C. residential mental health facility to close over lack of funding

Owner worried over fate of residents as Fraser Health declines to enter contract with new owner

Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while speaking in Burnaby, B.C., May 30, 2022. The B.C. government has announced a program to help reduce violence against health-care workers at 26 hospitals and mental health facilities across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Nurses being punched, grabbed, kicked to benefit from anti-violence program: union

More then 300 protection service officers to be hired to help protect nurses

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while speaking in Burnaby, B.C., May 30, 2022. The B.C. government has announced a program to help reduce violence against health-care workers at 26 hospitals and mental health facilities across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Pediatric group releases guidelines for detecting anxiety in kids and youth

Canadian Paediatric Society says COVID-19 heightened pressures on many children and youth

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A bottle of Prozac is pictured at a company facility in Plainfield, Ind., Jan. 11, 2008.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darron Cummings

Seniors in long-term care 3 times more likely to receive antidepressants than others

Just over 65 per cent of seniors living in long-term care were prescribed antidepressants in 2021

A bottle of Prozac is pictured at a company facility in Plainfield, Ind., Jan. 11, 2008.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darron Cummings
An RCMP air services pilot, along with a police dog and its handler, helped resolve a mental health incident in the Shuswap on Thanksgiving weekend. One woman was arrested under the Mental Health Act. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)

RCMP pilot, dog services help end Shuswap incident involving pregnant woman

Woman arrested near Sicamous after police alerted she had taken family member vehicle from Alberta

An RCMP air services pilot, along with a police dog and its handler, helped resolve a mental health incident in the Shuswap on Thanksgiving weekend. One woman was arrested under the Mental Health Act. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)
About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)

COLUMN: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and PTSD

I always thought only those who were in a war had PTSD. I was wrong.

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)
In this file photo, B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on May 31, 2022. On Oct. 3, 2022, she announced new supports for people exiting correctional facilities in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. expanding post-prison support services to all 10 correctional facilities

Length of support also expanding from 30 to 90 days

In this file photo, B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on May 31, 2022. On Oct. 3, 2022, she announced new supports for people exiting correctional facilities in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The medal winners of women’s doubles at the Canadian Mental Health Associations’ Penticton charity pickleball tournament. Taking top spot were Lois Neu and Leah Currie of North Vancouver, Silver went to Jeannie Lister and Lori Needham of Penticton and Bronze to Donna Hammerquist and Leanne Barnes also of Penticton. (Submitted)

Penticton pickleball tournament helps smash mental health fundraising goal

Over $51,000 raised for the local Canadian Mental Health Association branch

The medal winners of women’s doubles at the Canadian Mental Health Associations’ Penticton charity pickleball tournament. Taking top spot were Lois Neu and Leah Currie of North Vancouver, Silver went to Jeannie Lister and Lori Needham of Penticton and Bronze to Donna Hammerquist and Leanne Barnes also of Penticton. (Submitted)
Penticton city council went to UBMC in Whistler last week hoping to get support to bring a province-wide Car 40 program to deal with mental health and addictions crisis but no action was offered. (File photo)

B.C. cities back Penticton’s call for a province-wide Car 40 program, province does not

Council met with the Mental Health and Addictions Minister but she didn’t support action

Penticton city council went to UBMC in Whistler last week hoping to get support to bring a province-wide Car 40 program to deal with mental health and addictions crisis but no action was offered. (File photo)
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Man charged in death of UBCO security guard in Kelowna court for psych evaluation

Dante Ognibene-Hebbourn was detained under the mental health act following the death of a security guard

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The Penticton pickleball courts are going to play host to a fundraising three day tournament for mental health over Sept. 16 to 18. (Submitted)

Pickleball for mental health in Penticton

A 3-day tournament will take over the courts Sept. 16-18 at the Senior Drop-In Centre

The Penticton pickleball courts are going to play host to a fundraising three day tournament for mental health over Sept. 16 to 18. (Submitted)
A woman prays on the steps outside St. Casimir Church in Toronto on Friday May 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Fatigue, burnout hit spiritual leaders on the front lines of faith during pandemic

People assume religious leaders are ‘superhuman,’ one Canadian sociologist says

A woman prays on the steps outside St. Casimir Church in Toronto on Friday May 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy says the gallery and its board is stunned the City of Vernon voted down the Behind The Mask mural project after initially showing support. (Morning Star - file photo)

Art Gallery may move mask murals elsewhere after Vernon dismissal

Voting down the Behind the Mask mural project a ‘missed opportunity’ says gallery

Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy says the gallery and its board is stunned the City of Vernon voted down the Behind The Mask mural project after initially showing support. (Morning Star - file photo)
Kids gather on one of the main docks in Tofino, as they participate in a massive global climate strike, in Tofino, B.C. on Sept. 27, 2019. In a national report released in 2022, study authors found climate change to be one of the top 10 threats facing children and youth in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Melissa Renwick)

Climate change now considered one of top threats facing Canadian children: report

Racism, poor mental health, bullying also identified by authors

Kids gather on one of the main docks in Tofino, as they participate in a massive global climate strike, in Tofino, B.C. on Sept. 27, 2019. In a national report released in 2022, study authors found climate change to be one of the top 10 threats facing children and youth in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Melissa Renwick)
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Housing and healthcare supports coming for vulnerable Central Okanagan residents

New complex care spaces are expected to open this winter

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Cariboo—Prince George MP Todd Doherty emotionally shared the news on his Facebook page Wednesday, Aug. 31, from the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Prince George. (Facebook)

988: National suicide prevention hotline coming November 2023

Cariboo Prince George MP Todd Doherty tearfully shared the news on Facebook

Cariboo—Prince George MP Todd Doherty emotionally shared the news on his Facebook page Wednesday, Aug. 31, from the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Prince George. (Facebook)
The Lakeman, an Okanagan band made up of Robert McLaren, Josh Pym, Josh Bissonette and the late Warryn Berry are releasing their final album Elegy with two concerts in Kelowna and Penticton. Proceeds from the concerts go to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Submitted)

Okanagan’s Lakeman donating proceeds of final performances and album to mental health

The proceeds are being donated in honour of a close friend who took his own life

The Lakeman, an Okanagan band made up of Robert McLaren, Josh Pym, Josh Bissonette and the late Warryn Berry are releasing their final album Elegy with two concerts in Kelowna and Penticton. Proceeds from the concerts go to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Submitted)