mental health

Mom and daughter exercise
September 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new way of living that many of us are still becoming accustomed to. We have had to change how we work, how we shop for groceries, and how we socialize with friends.

Over the summer in BC, the warm weather allowed us to meet in safe, physically-distanced...

Mom holding child with backpack
August 26, 2020

This year has been challenging for all of us, as COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways we have never experienced before. But as Vancouver-based child psychiatrist Dr Ashley Miller reminds us, social isolation has been especially hard on some of our kids and teens. Miller cautions that social...

PHP
August 20, 2020

The health and wellbeing of physicians and health care providers are paramount during these challenging times. With this in mind, the Physician Health Program (PHP) wants to ensure BC physicians are aware of their services, and that additional resources are in place to provide counselling...

Gardening and growing tomatoes
July 27, 2020

Earlier this year, for the first time in our lives, my husband and I decided to grow tomato plants from seed. We set up our small indoor green house in late February, and researched all the necessary materials to optimally launch our fledgling nursery. After planting the seeds, it was fun to...

Loneliness
July 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our lives, and how physicians deliver healthcare. This pandemic is an unprecedented event, but it’s important to remember that BC has other healthcare crises that are far more established.

The May 2020 report from the Coroner’s office on Illicit Drug...