Posts By: lmoskaleva

Response to the Illicit Drug Toxicity and Overdose Crisis Report Recommendations

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Media Release November 1, 2022 Vancouver, BC – Today’s release of the Closing Gaps, Reducing Barriers: Expanding the Response to the Toxic Drug and Overdose Crisis report by the BC Select Standing Committee on Health marked a decisive step taken by the Provincial Government toward a more effective plan to combat the deadly and ongoing […]

Response to Provincial Suicide Intervention Funding Announcement

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Media Release September 22, 2022 Vancouver, BC – Today, Sheila Malcolmson, BC’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announced an investment of $2 million to support an initiative that will create province-wide standards and training to improve care in the health-care system for people who may be suicidal. Crisis lines in BC have been leaders […]

Suicide Prevention as Harm Reduction: Crisis Centre of BC Presentation to the Special Committee on Health

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On July 6th, 2022 Stacy Ashton, executive director of the Crisis Centre of BC, presented to the BC Select Standing Committee on Health on the topic of effective strategies to address the toxic drug crisis.  The Select Standing Committee on Health is a non-partisan group of MLAs tasked with examining the Province’s urgent and ongoing […]

What Is a Crisis? Defining how a crisis happens and how crisis lines help

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By: Lina Moskaleva Have you ever been through a devastating breakup, received a warning letter at work, or had a family member die? Have you had a debilitating flare-up of a chronic pain condition, a dark spiral of negative self-talk, or a realization that you will soon need to retire? Have you had to wait […]