Interview with Dr Trina Larsen Soles - The Opioid Crisis - Fighting the crisis without understanding the causes






Campbell River Local Action Team makes a difference in addressing MH issues - North Island Gazette  


World Suicide Prevention Day - Revelstoke Mountaineer 


CYMHSU wants to hear mental health stories - Revelstoke Review


New Wellness Director for youth launched - Whistler Question

Young Minds: Understanding your teen's true thoughts - Peace Arch News


White Hatter educates Rupert youth on internet safety - Northern View


Students trained as sexual health 'ambassadors' - CBC News


Sex-Ed program proposed for region's high schools - Sooke News Mirror


Vernon schools fighting addiction before it begins, as Fentanyl crisis looms  - Info News

Has the need for social connection got bigger than the need for self? - Cranbrook Daily Townsman

Sold out Dr. Gabor Mate talk moves to bigger venue - Chilliwack progress 

Young Minds: Plenty of suicide prevention help is available - Peace Arch News 

RCMP teaming up with social media expert - Cranbrook Daily Townsman



The three articles below were published in the Peace Arch News as part of a monthly youth mental health column of the White Rock-South Surrey Division of Family Practice. The articles were written by members of the Local Action Team of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative.

In this article, Mike Singleton addresses schizophrenia.  

YOUNG MINDS: Family-Inclusive Care Vital

Dr. Tahmeena Ali addresses perceptions of mental health. 

YOUNG MINDS: Stigma and mental illness - Peace Arch News

George Passmore addresses an all-too-deadly problem.

YOUNG MINDS: No time to scare them straight - Peace Arch News

Nelson Star

Telehealth Connections Will Help Save Lives - Castlegar: The Source

Workshops Look At Talking To Youth About Drugs & Alcohol - Revelstoke Review

Talking Openly Shows No One is Alone - Haida Gwaii Observer


Youth mental health series begins - Gulf Islands Driftwood

NEW SERIES: Looking at youth wellness in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times

Youth Mental Health Series Begins (Gulf Islands Driftwood)


Doctor is in at Maple Ridge Youth Centre - Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows News

Bi-Polar Princess Performs in Revelstoke Tonight - Revelstoke Current

Mental Health Initiative Kicks Off in Valemount - Rocky Mountain Goat News


Youth mental health support series popular on the West Shore (Goldstream News Gazette)

Boundary Local Action Team in the Spotlight (Grand Forks Gazette)

Raising Awareness about mental health in Penticton (Penticton Western News)

Click the picture below to read more about this event in Terrace


2016 Community Leader Awards: Top Honour - Kameron Kriese - Salmon Arm Observer

You can read about the work of the Terrace Local Action Team in the Terrace Standard here


Dealing with anxiety on Gen Why

Two youth involved in the White Rock South Surrey Local Action Team have been featured as part of a Shaw TV show called “Generation Why". Ashley and Abigail's stories were captured in a short video where they share their devastating experiences with anxiety and how they've tried to cope. If you've ever wondered what anxiety feels like, click the picture below to watch the video.


South Surrey student speaks out to ease anxiety (Peace Arch News)


Once plagued by PTSD and drug addiction, Corey Reid has a new role improving B.C.'s mental health system (Vancouver Sun)

Hub offers Langley youth vital safety, vital services (Langley Times)

Gala Raises Record (Vernon Daily News)

Action Team tackles youth mental health in Langley (Langley Advance)

Langley Action 4 Mental Health (Langley Times)

A Collaborative Approach to Youth Mental Health (Kamloops This Week)

Prince George Youth Action Team Gets Loud For Mental Health (CKPG-TV)

Tackling anxiety and depression in Chilliwack's youth (BC Local News)

Young woman to share story at upcoming mental health event in Tsawwassen (Delta Optimist)


CYMHSU Collaborative team sharing BC experience at youth mental health conference in Newfoundland (Advertiser)

Telehealth a game changer for our region? (Rossland Telegraph)

Clearwater team tackles CYMH and sustance use issues (Clearwater Times)

New projects for vanderhoof mental health support services (Vanderhoof Omineca Express)

RX: Innovate - A different way to share stories of physician-led, collaborative initiatives of the Joint Collaborative Committees.

Shared Care at the South Okanagan Similkameen Division - details on Polypharmacy, CYMHSU Collaborative, specialist access projects and more.


Doctors of BC release eating disorder program videos (Surrey Leader, Abbotsford News)

New video promotes mental health on and off the ice (Chilliwack Progress)