Heads Up! Community Mental Health Podcast

e-MENTAL HEALTH: Vast and Profound Opportunities for Better Care

SUMMARY Danielle Impey (Mental Health Commission of Canada) and Debra Coffey (Registered Professional Counsellor) explore the emerging field of e-mental health, which uses the Internet and other technologies to provide care faster and from rural and remote locations. Drawing on stories of Canadians using various e-tools effectively, Impey explains the phenomenon and talks about the […]

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Heads Up! Community Mental Health Podcast - Fresh Outlook Foundation

MENTAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS: Downstream Losses vs Upstream Wins

SUMMARY Drs. Trevor Hancock and Warren Bell share invaluable insights about the inefficiencies of our existing “downstream” mental health care system, and the opportunities provided by an “upstream” approach that better serves individuals, families, workplaces, and communities through prevention and health promotion. Dr. Hancock, a public health scholar, also touches on ‘shit life syndrome’, ‘social […]

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LONELINESS: ‘Planting’ the Seed of Social Inclusion

Imagine this… an RX from your GP recommends you take two spider plants and call her in the morning! You visited your doctor complaining of loneliness… of feeling isolated from your grown children and friends who are increasingly frail and less mobile. You’ve lost your appetite and you’re not sleeping well. You expect a prescription […]

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From Open Heads to Open Minds

Steeped in a serious mental health crisis about 15 years back, I asked my doctor what would have become of me if I’d lived a few centuries ago. He said that I’d likely have been diagnosed as an “hysterical” woman and institutionalized and/or treated with “Who knows what!” As I healed from that anxiety and […]

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CUZ? The Buzz!

I established the Fresh Outlook Foundation in 2006 to expand on the public outreach and engagement work I was doing for local governments throughout BC. My overarching goal was to create events that engaged whole communities in vigorous conversations about important sustainability issues. It’s now 2019, and I’m thrilled with what I’ve learned from the […]

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