Seventy to 90% of people living with serious mental illnesses in Canada are unemployed. Research tells us that most people living with a serious mental illness want to work, but few do find work—and, often, the work doesn’t meet their goals or abilities.Continue readingUnemployment, Mental Health and Substance Use
The more we learn about mental health and mental illnesses, the better equipped we are to maintain and improve mental health for ourselves and others. Whether you are looking for more information on a specific mental illness, need some tips on keeping your own mental health in balance, or are looking for help for yourself or someone you care about, we can help.
We see mental illness, substance use and violence connected often—in the news, on TV shows, and in movies. The relationship between violence, mental illnesses and substance use is more complex than we see in the media. Many different factors increase the risk of violence.Continue readingViolence, Mental Illness and Substance Use
Visions is an award-winning quarterly magazine that brings together many views on mental health and substance use. It’s a place to explore different aspects of wellness, share your own experiences, learn from others, and discuss ideas.Continue readingVisions: BC’s Mental Health and Substance Use Journal
Each Wellness Module breaks down a different factor related to mental health and well-being. You’ll explore different evidence-based skills to help you work through common problems.Continue readingWellness Modules
Turbulence is just some sort of change in the air around your plane. Air isn’t nothingness, it’s a fluid like water. Currents of air move up and down, ripple out, change direction, and change speed.Continue readingWhat is turbulence? Is it dangerous?
People cope with difficult thoughts, feelings, or situations in different ways. Some people cope by injuring themselves on purposeand it may be the only way for them to feel better. Self-injury may seem frightening, but its important to look beyond the injuries and see whats really going on.Continue readingYouth and Self-Injury
In this recorded webinar, we discuss youth involvement in the design, delivery and evaluation of mental health services with speakers from youth mental health initiatives from Australia and BC.Continue readingYouth Involvement in Mental Health Services