mental health

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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#GetLoud
May 2, 2017

Mental health is a core part of our well-being, but according to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) one in five Canadians will experience mental health problems or mental illness in any given year. Yet only one-third will seek out – and receive – the treatment they need. The focus of...

Mental Health Awareness Week
May 1, 2017

“I’m fine” is a common answer we hear when we ask someone how they’re doing – a friend, a family member, a colleague, a patient. But far too often, even though they may look fine on the outside, behind this general reply is actually someone who’s not fine. According to the Canadian Mental Health...

November 8, 2016

It is estimated that 84,000 children and youth aged 4-17 in BC experience clinically significant mental disorders at any given time, but only 26,000 or 31% are accessing specialized mental health services.

Timely mental health care can be difficult to access, especially in rural and...