mental health

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson was among the nearly three dozen participants at Saturday’s (Nov. 26) Walk With Me event in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C.’s mental health minister hopes more people listen to stories of toxic drug crisis

Sheila Malcolmson says listening could change the way people view those impacted

 

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The events leading up to the suicide of a 30-year-old Vancouver police officer will be the subject of a coroner’s inquest next month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Suicide of Vancouver police officer will be subject of coroner’s inquest

Family says death came during mental health crisis after 2 intimate affairs with superior officers

 

At Foundry Terrace, young people ages 12 to 24 can access a variety of services, both in-person and through phone and internet support. All services are free. Visit https://tdcss.ca/foundry to donate.

Empowering Terrace youth to ‘live a good life’

New social service and healthcare model wraps young people in support

  • Nov 21, 2022

 

FILE - A woman meditates on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. According to a study published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Mindfulness worked as well as drug for easing anxiety in study

Mindfulness shown to help some intervene in their own state of mind

FILE - A woman meditates on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. According to a study published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Photos of Mona Wang after a January 2020 wellness check and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacy Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)

Kelowna Mountie pleads guilty to assault charges stemming from UBCO wellness check

Const. Lacy Browning was charged with assault after conducting a wellness check on a UBCO student

Photos of Mona Wang after a January 2020 wellness check and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacy Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)
The new, purpose-built Foundry Terrace

For this Terrace Mom, Foundry was a welcoming place to land

Wide range of health and counselling supports and welcoming atmosphere for youth aged 12 - 24

  • Nov 7, 2022
The new, purpose-built Foundry Terrace
Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)

B.C. residential mental health facility to close over lack of funding

Owner worried over fate of residents as Fraser Health declines to enter contract with new owner

Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)
Left to right: Aaron Callaghan, Chris Simms, John Klie, Kris Boland and Terry Gillespie. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Terrace top officials bristle at ‘Movember’ men’s health challenge

Best mustache in Terrace contest to promote cancer screening

Left to right: Aaron Callaghan, Chris Simms, John Klie, Kris Boland and Terry Gillespie. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while speaking in Burnaby, B.C., May 30, 2022. The B.C. government has announced a program to help reduce violence against health-care workers at 26 hospitals and mental health facilities across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Nurses being punched, grabbed, kicked to benefit from anti-violence program: union

More then 300 protection service officers to be hired to help protect nurses

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while speaking in Burnaby, B.C., May 30, 2022. The B.C. government has announced a program to help reduce violence against health-care workers at 26 hospitals and mental health facilities across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Terrace Foundry is currently operating out of an interim location, but TDCSS is leading the fundraising effort to build a purpose-built space to better serve the community's youth.

Your chance to build a better Terrace

New youth centre will provide wrap-around supports so no one falls through the cracks

  • Oct 24, 2022
Terrace Foundry is currently operating out of an interim location, but TDCSS is leading the fundraising effort to build a purpose-built space to better serve the community's youth.
(Black Press Media)

Pediatric group releases guidelines for detecting anxiety in kids and youth

Canadian Paediatric Society says COVID-19 heightened pressures on many children and youth

(Black Press Media)
A bottle of Prozac is pictured at a company facility in Plainfield, Ind., Jan. 11, 2008.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darron Cummings

Seniors in long-term care 3 times more likely to receive antidepressants than others

Just over 65 per cent of seniors living in long-term care were prescribed antidepressants in 2021

A bottle of Prozac is pictured at a company facility in Plainfield, Ind., Jan. 11, 2008.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darron Cummings
The current Seven Sisters mental health facility in Terrace is being replaced by one with more beds. (File photo)

Mental health facility construction starts in Terrace

Current one needs to be demolished to make room for new hospital

The current Seven Sisters mental health facility in Terrace is being replaced by one with more beds. (File photo)
About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)

COLUMN: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and PTSD

I always thought only those who were in a war had PTSD. I was wrong.

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)
In this file photo, B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on May 31, 2022. On Oct. 3, 2022, she announced new supports for people exiting correctional facilities in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. expanding post-prison support services to all 10 correctional facilities

Length of support also expanding from 30 to 90 days

In this file photo, B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on May 31, 2022. On Oct. 3, 2022, she announced new supports for people exiting correctional facilities in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Right now, Foundry is hosted by Terrace & District Community Services Society (TDCSS) at an interim (non-permanent) site at 101-3219 Eby St., but there are plans to create a purpose-built space with plenty of room for services, socializing and support. Visit https://tdcss.ca/foundry to donate.

From crisis to triumph: Foundry Terrace youth shares his story

Submitted by a Foundry Terrace youth I am eager to share how…

  • Oct 3, 2022
Right now, Foundry is hosted by Terrace & District Community Services Society (TDCSS) at an interim (non-permanent) site at 101-3219 Eby St., but there are plans to create a purpose-built space with plenty of room for services, socializing and support. Visit https://tdcss.ca/foundry to donate.
Right now, Foundry is hosted by Terrace & District Community Services Society (TDCSS) at an interim (non-permanent) stie at 101-3219 Eby St., but there are plans to create a purpose-built space with plenty of room for services, socializing and support.

One door, many services to help Terrace youth thrive

How Foundry Terrace supports young people in living the good life

  • Sep 19, 2022
Right now, Foundry is hosted by Terrace & District Community Services Society (TDCSS) at an interim (non-permanent) stie at 101-3219 Eby St., but there are plans to create a purpose-built space with plenty of room for services, socializing and support.
A woman prays on the steps outside St. Casimir Church in Toronto on Friday May 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Fatigue, burnout hit spiritual leaders on the front lines of faith during pandemic

People assume religious leaders are ‘superhuman,’ one Canadian sociologist says

A woman prays on the steps outside St. Casimir Church in Toronto on Friday May 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Kids gather on one of the main docks in Tofino, as they participate in a massive global climate strike, in Tofino, B.C. on Sept. 27, 2019. In a national report released in 2022, study authors found climate change to be one of the top 10 threats facing children and youth in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Melissa Renwick)

Climate change now considered one of top threats facing Canadian children: report

Racism, poor mental health, bullying also identified by authors

Kids gather on one of the main docks in Tofino, as they participate in a massive global climate strike, in Tofino, B.C. on Sept. 27, 2019. In a national report released in 2022, study authors found climate change to be one of the top 10 threats facing children and youth in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Melissa Renwick)
Cariboo—Prince George MP Todd Doherty emotionally shared the news on his Facebook page Wednesday, Aug. 31, from the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Prince George. (Facebook)

988: National suicide prevention hotline coming November 2023

Cariboo Prince George MP Todd Doherty tearfully shared the news on Facebook

Cariboo—Prince George MP Todd Doherty emotionally shared the news on his Facebook page Wednesday, Aug. 31, from the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Prince George. (Facebook)
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