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Finding Good Footing: Mental Health in the ACMG

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By Fergus Allen For some, the call of the mountain is inescapable.  This was the case for Peter Tucker when he first set eyes upon the Rockies. Upwards of four decades later, Peter now serves as the executive director of the ACMG, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Canada’s foremost authority on the training of […]

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Progress Update: re(Imagining) Suicide Prevention

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By Stacy Ashton In October, we began work to re(Imagine) Suicide Prevention by addressing the challenges presented by legal, funding, and policy frameworks of our emergency response, policing, and health and mental health systems. These challenges intersect with stigmas and stereotypes involving suicide, mental health, poverty, gender, race, sexual orientation, and the impacts of historical […]

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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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