mental health

January 30 is Bell Let’s Talk Day (File contributed/Bell Let’s Talk)

Let’s Talk: Nearly 1 billion interactions on mental health since 2011

Jan. 30 is the annual day for people to reach out and share their stories about mental health and combat the stigma

January 30 is Bell Let’s Talk Day (File contributed/Bell Let’s Talk)
Alicia Maclaren is a local ballerina who participated in the “Blooms for Benefit” calendar. (File contributed/Tristen Williams)

Victoria business responds to downtown attack with mental health initiative

Bespoke Blossoms created a charity calendar following an attack with a field hockey stick

Alicia Maclaren is a local ballerina who participated in the “Blooms for Benefit” calendar. (File contributed/Tristen Williams)
The new Therapeutic Recovery Community will be housed in the former Choices Transitional Housing site in View Royal. (Grant McKenzie/Our Place)

Our Place’s addiction recovery community opening Friday in View Royal

The Therapeutic Recovery Community aims to break the cycle of homelessness

  • Oct 25, 2018
The new Therapeutic Recovery Community will be housed in the former Choices Transitional Housing site in View Royal. (Grant McKenzie/Our Place)
EDITORIAL: Bringing suicide into the light, before it happens

EDITORIAL: Bringing suicide into the light, before it happens

Recent public incidents a reminder for all of us to reach out when people are troubled

  • Jul 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: Bringing suicide into the light, before it happens
Community Conversations on Mental Health

Community Conversations on Mental Health

Oak Bay panel discussion addresses youth mental health and addiction

Community Conversations on Mental Health
Mental health association launches #RideDontHide cycling event in Victoria

Mental health association launches #RideDontHide cycling event in Victoria

Fitness business will donate donate $1 for every #SNFCRideDontHide is used today

Mental health association launches #RideDontHide cycling event in Victoria
Sandy Ranger, a paramedic in Parksville stands with Bruce Honeyman, advanced care paramedic in Victoria, on the steps of the legislature Wednesday, where Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to legislation that would eliminate barriers for first responders to access compensation for mental trauma. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. first responders to get better mental health support

Labour Minister Harry Bains to introduce legislation adding PTSD as ‘presumptive condition’

Sandy Ranger, a paramedic in Parksville stands with Bruce Honeyman, advanced care paramedic in Victoria, on the steps of the legislature Wednesday, where Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to legislation that would eliminate barriers for first responders to access compensation for mental trauma. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes

Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced changes at UVic’s School of Nursing

Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes
Riverview Hospital West Lawn building, one of several structures of the former mental hospital that have fallen into decay since they were closed down by the early 1990s. (Jeff Hitchcock/Flickr)

Riverview Hospital mental health centre proceeds

Replacement for Maples Treatment Centre first announced in March

Riverview Hospital West Lawn building, one of several structures of the former mental hospital that have fallen into decay since they were closed down by the early 1990s. (Jeff Hitchcock/Flickr)