mental health

Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer, left, and Mayor Ken Sim, arrive for a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Vancouver city council is set to review recommendations for a $2.8 million grant to Vancouver Coastal Health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver council to review new grant proposal for enhancing mental health services

Bulk of the new funding — $2.5 million — will be used to hire 58 new mental health workers

 

Wilfred Kilgren of Rosedale. (RCMP)

RCMP looking for mental health patient missing from Chilliwack General Hospital

Police say 74-year-old Wilfred James Kilgren could be heading to Saskatchewan in an SUV

 

Jennifer Chan, front centre, the sister of late Vancouver Police Const. Nicole Chan, who died by suicide in 2019, returns to a coroner’s inquest, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jury makes 12 recommendations following inquest into Vancouver officer’s suicide

Mandatory yearly psychological check-ins recommended for all officers in wake of Nicole Chan’s death

 

Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroner’s inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)

VPD officer urged hospital to keep Const. Nicole Chan on night she died: inquiry

Officer said he was concerned Chan would harm herself if she was returned home

Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroner’s inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)
Lindsay Faas works as a clinical counsellor and director of ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness. (Photo: my.thrive-life.ca)

‘Scary’ nursing staff shortages concern clinical counsellor who works with first-responders

‘There’s been a couple of borderline hospital shutdowns I’ve heard about,’ Lindsay Faas says

Lindsay Faas works as a clinical counsellor and director of ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness. (Photo: my.thrive-life.ca)
Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroner’s inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)

Inquiry hears details on Vancouver Const. Nicole Chan’s final day from eyes of her boyfriend

Chan’s former boyfriend testified at the coroner’s inquest Wednesday

Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroner’s inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)
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Just a bit of exercise can improve mental health, scientists, psychologists say

It’s that time of year when gloomy weather and New Year’s resolutions…

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Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroner’s inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)

Const. Nicole Chan had history with suicide prior to VPD hiring her, inquest hears

Applicants with suicidal history almost never hired, Vancouver police psychologist testifies

Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroner’s inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)
Jennifer Chan, front left, the sister of late Vancouver Police Const. Nicole Chan, who died by suicide in 2019, leaves a coroner’s inquest, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VPD Const. Nicole Chan pleaded for ‘justice’ in victim statement before suicide

Ongoing coroner’s inquest is examining the facts around Chan’s 2019 death

Jennifer Chan, front left, the sister of late Vancouver Police Const. Nicole Chan, who died by suicide in 2019, leaves a coroner’s inquest, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroners’ inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)

Vancouver Const. Nicole Chan was blackmailed into sex, coroner’s inquest hears

Sister testified Chan was feeling hopeless about outcome of sexual assault complaint before death

Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroners’ inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)
Fraser Health says that staffing challenges are the reason that a new zone in the Emergency Department for mental health and substance abuse cases, completed in October, has not been opened. (File photo)

Fraser Health claims staffing key to opening PAH mental health space

MLA Sturko charges delay and lack of planning ‘unacceptable’

Fraser Health says that staffing challenges are the reason that a new zone in the Emergency Department for mental health and substance abuse cases, completed in October, has not been opened. (File photo)
The Bell Canada logo is seen Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Montreal. Bell Canada says it is revamping its Bell Let’s Talk campaign for mental health for 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Bell to drop five-cent ‘Let’s Talk’ pledge in favour of $10M donation

Change marks a “fundamental shift” in Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign

The Bell Canada logo is seen Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Montreal. Bell Canada says it is revamping its Bell Let’s Talk campaign for mental health for 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
In 2021, 6,532 workers reported a mental disorder claim to WorkSafeBC, a 60 per cent increase from 2017. Of them, about 37 per cent were accepted. (Credit: Pixabay)

The growing toll of job injuries you can’t see in B.C.

Workers are increasingly reporting mental health challenges and the struggle to have them recognized

  • Dec 28, 2022
In 2021, 6,532 workers reported a mental disorder claim to WorkSafeBC, a 60 per cent increase from 2017. Of them, about 37 per cent were accepted. (Credit: Pixabay)
Foundry BC is opening a new centre in Surrey’s hub for youth age 12-24 for access to social services. (Surrey Schools photo)

Input sought on youth centre coming to downtown Surrey

The centre will have access to mental and sexual healthcare as well as substance-use services

Foundry BC is opening a new centre in Surrey’s hub for youth age 12-24 for access to social services. (Surrey Schools photo)
B.C. non-profit Health Justice is calling for more human rights in the Mental Health Act. (Credit: Pixabay)

Weave human rights into B.C.’s Mental Health Act, urges report

Act fails to safeguard people at their most vulnerable, says Health Justice report

  • Dec 19, 2022
B.C. non-profit Health Justice is calling for more human rights in the Mental Health Act. (Credit: Pixabay)
Michael Bosma was 25 at the time he disappeared in Kelowna on Jan. 9, 2006. (Facebook/Michael James Bosma - We Miss You!)

Missing for 17 years: Mom of Kelowna man holds some hope he might come home

Michael Bosma was last seen Jan. 9, 2006

  • Dec 18, 2022
Michael Bosma was 25 at the time he disappeared in Kelowna on Jan. 9, 2006. (Facebook/Michael James Bosma - We Miss You!)
Whalley Legion’s temporary home off 108 Avenue is now closed until a February move to the Lark Group’s $312M Legion Veterans Village tower, pictured in the distance. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s ‘unique’ new Veterans Legion Village tower project set to open in February

‘Everyone has been unrelenting in their support and focus to make it all work,’ project lead says

Whalley Legion’s temporary home off 108 Avenue is now closed until a February move to the Lark Group’s $312M Legion Veterans Village tower, pictured in the distance. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
A boy plays “Fortnite” in the early morning hours in the basement of his Chicago home on Oct. 6, 2018. A Quebec judge has authorized a lawsuit brought by parents whose children allegedly became addicted to the highly popular game Fortnite. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Martha Irvine

Quebec judge authorizes class-action lawsuit against ‘addictive’ Fortnite video game

‘The court concludes that there is a serious issue to be argued’

A boy plays “Fortnite” in the early morning hours in the basement of his Chicago home on Oct. 6, 2018. A Quebec judge has authorized a lawsuit brought by parents whose children allegedly became addicted to the highly popular game Fortnite. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Martha Irvine
The Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada says important, unresolved issues exist in the pending expansion of medical assistance in dying for people with a mental disorder. (The Canadian Press)

Canada should pause MAID for people with mental disorders: psychiatrists

Clear standards, public education are unresolved issues: national association

The Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada says important, unresolved issues exist in the pending expansion of medical assistance in dying for people with a mental disorder. (The Canadian Press)
Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson was among the nearly three dozen participants at Saturday’s (Nov. 26) Walk With Me event in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C.’s mental health minister hopes more people listen to stories of toxic drug crisis

Sheila Malcolmson says listening could change the way people view those impacted

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson was among the nearly three dozen participants at Saturday’s (Nov. 26) Walk With Me event in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
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