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Submission to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act in BC

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We are making our voice heard as we continue providing 24/7 crisis response and suicide prevention. On Friday, April 30, 2021, the Crisis Centre of BC submitted a response to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act in British Columbia. Our response is part of our leadership in mental health and crisis response systems […]

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Preparing for whatever wave comes your way: Mental Health Week

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Thomas Golka Mental Health Week 2021, May 3 – 9 A recent study conducted by the Canadian Mental Health Association with researchers from the University of British Columbia, reported 48 per cent of people are feeling worried and anxious during Canada’s second spike in COVID cases.  It’s normal to feel a wide range of emotions (even outside of a pandemic). We shouldn’t aim […]

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We’re here for you: Crisis Centre Volunteers

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By Thomas Golka Hearing one person say, “I’m here for you” and providing emotional support has value. Having the ability to say, “We’re here for you” and offering life-saving services to an entire community is powerful.  Countless times over the past year we have been shown “the value of one, the power of many.” We […]

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Taking Action for Our Mental Health

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By Lu Ripley, Director of Community Learning and Engagement With the latest news of enhanced public health measures, strategies to manage uncertainty and change are becoming increasingly vital.  Crisis Centre programs provide easy and practical strategies that you can easily incorporate into your life. Great for individuals and staff teams. Upcoming sessions: Tools for Managing […]

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Exercising Your Emotions and Finding Help Should You Need It

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By: Fergus Allen High school can be challenging for some—even rough or hard. This makes it all the more important that students be equipped with the tools to seek help if they need it.  “Highschoolers exist in such a pressure-cooker environment,” says Aayush Malhotra. “What I tell students is that it is a completely human […]

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