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$250,000 available for local charitable and Indigenous organizations, UWBC

Local central and north Vancouver Island charitable and Indigenous organizations can now apply for grants from United Way British Columbia (UWBC). A total of $250,000 is available this year, according to the charity. They say...

Canadian association celebrates mental health

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – The Canadian Mental Health Association is marking two special occasions this week. Not only is it the organization’s 100th anniversary, it is also Mental Health Week from May 7th through to...

B.C. Children’s Rep Calling for Youth Mental Health System

The Province is responding to a report from the Representative for Children and Youth following an investigation into the death of a teenager who was suffering from mental health issues. At the time of his...

BoosterBuddy helping people cope with mental health issues

BoosterBuddy, a mobile app for youth dealing with mental health challenges, has been updated to improve the game experience. The app was developed for Island Health through funding from Coast Capital Savings. Lauren...

Mental Health Association Has Wish List for BC Government

The Canadian Mental Health Association has a wish list for the BC government. Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week. Mid-Island Branch Executive Director Jason Harrison says there are five recommended actions that would lead to...

Marking Mental Health Week

04The Canadian Mental Health Association is hoping to get people talking to help end the stigma surrounding mental health. This week is Mental Health Week. Executive Director of the CMHA's Mid-Island Branch Jason Harrison says...

New app helps teens cope with mental health issues

A new app has been developed to help teens and young adults deal with mental health issues. The Booster Buddy App was developed by Island Health, with support from Coast Capital Savings. Lauren Fox...

HOPE Awards aim to raise mental health awareness

The HOPE awards made a return to Campbell River this year. The awards began as a project to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Program coordinator with Campbell River Mental Health And Substance Use, Leslie...

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organization states that if people don't act urgently, by 2030, depression will be the leading illness globally. World Mental Health Day is being recognized across the world today, and this year's theme is...
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