mental health

January 30, 2018

I do not remember the topic of mental illness ever being directly discussed in my home while I was growing up. Certainly there were those among our friends and family who suffered from depression, anxiety, alcoholism, substance abuse and dementia to name a few, but a combination of ignorance and...

Bell Let's Talk
January 29, 2018

Mental health is a level of psychological wellbeing, and can affect us all in one way or another.  In fact, one in five Canadians will experience some sort of mental health issue in their lifetime, meaning either you or someone you know will likely be affected at some point. Sadly though, there...

December 22, 2017

Winter’s official start, the solstice, is now upon us.  Although these short days can weigh us down, we know they will soon begin to lengthen, the snow buds will rise up from the ground, and we look forward to seeing whether the groundhog will see his shadow come February. But in the meantime,...

Video Series: Why Your Emotional Health Matters
September 7, 2017

Most people experience daily stress. Although we realize the importance of mental health and emotional wellness, some need support to identify and manage the stress they experience. Thanks to the work of the Burnaby Division of Family Practice, physicians now have a resource to help empower...

August 31, 2017

Back to school can be a stressful time – for kids and parents. We all want to be sure we are doing the right things to keep our kids healthy both physically and mentally. We asked some family physicians in BC to share their thoughts on how families can make the transition smoothly:

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