mental health

Cards from youth all over Canada have made their way to a care home in Fort Langley – among others across the country – intended to lift the spirits of seniors feeling isolated. (Sending Sunshine/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Sending sunshine to seniors, one card at a time

Started by foursome in Ontario, this program is gaining momentum – reaching elderly in Fort Langley

  • Aug 5, 2022

 

Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied

B.C. mom uses ribbons to honour late son, shed light on mental illness

Judi Hills says we need to do more to end the stigma associated with mental illness

 

Indigenous singers marked the opening of the Langley Foundry on Eastleigh Crescent on Tuesday, July 19. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Foundry Langley opens to provide youth health services

Thirteenth opened by the province, with more planned, minister said

 

In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. Pressure is mounting for Canada to establish a three-digit suicide crisis hotline, similar to the one implemented by the United States this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jenny Kane

Mental health experts say Canada should have a three-digit suicide crisis hotline

New 988 mental health hotline launched by American authorities on Saturday

In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. Pressure is mounting for Canada to establish a three-digit suicide crisis hotline, similar to the one implemented by the United States this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jenny Kane
The Vancouver Police Department is among 11 defendants being sued by the family of a Vancouver police officer who took her own life in January 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Family of Vancouver cop who died by suicide suing police department, former officers

Lawsuit claims workplace sexual assault, negligence increased Const. Nicole Chan’s mental distress

The Vancouver Police Department is among 11 defendants being sued by the family of a Vancouver police officer who took her own life in January 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Top basketball players from Langley and surrounding communities took part in the annual ‘Bigger than Basketball’ mental health fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre as it resumed following a two-year shutdown due to the pandemic. (Hana Kim/Special to Langley Advance Times).

VIDEO: Basketball stars generate more than $4K for mental health

Event at Langley Events Centre featured top secondary school players

Top basketball players from Langley and surrounding communities took part in the annual ‘Bigger than Basketball’ mental health fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre as it resumed following a two-year shutdown due to the pandemic. (Hana Kim/Special to Langley Advance Times).
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. A special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate released an interim report on medically assisted dying Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

MPs say safeguards needed around mental health and assisted dying

Parliamentary committee releases report but makes no recommendations

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. A special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate released an interim report on medically assisted dying Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo)

Penticton man not criminally responsible for slicing victim’s throat

Roy Shannon was suffering from severe delusions and schizophrenia

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo)
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
Mike Gee held the first annual Seamus’ Stroll in memory of his late son in Campbell Valley Regional Park on Sunday, June 5, to raise funds for the Langley Foundry facility for youth mental health in memory of his late son (inset). (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Mike Gee held the first annual Seamus’ Stroll in memory of his late son in Campbell Valley Regional Park on Sunday, June 5, to raise funds for the Langley Foundry facility for youth mental health in memory of his late son (inset). (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Samwel Uko (right) was not given the proper service from the Saskatchewan Health Authority after going to a local hospital to seek help after suffering through a mental health issue. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Family says racism highlighted in inquest recommendations after drowning death of black B.C. man

Jury of six makes 20 recommendations to Saskatchewan Health Authority following public inquest

Samwel Uko (right) was not given the proper service from the Saskatchewan Health Authority after going to a local hospital to seek help after suffering through a mental health issue. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The BC Schizophrenia Society supported more than 1,000 families touched by serious mental illness in 2021. (BC Schizophrenia Society/Facebook)

BC Schizophrenia Society hopes to reach thousands touched by serious mental illness

Non-profit offers resources, peer and group support for those with illness and their loved ones

The BC Schizophrenia Society supported more than 1,000 families touched by serious mental illness in 2021. (BC Schizophrenia Society/Facebook)
Samwel Uko is shown in a family handout photo. Relatives of Uko, who killed himself hours after being dragged out of hospital by security, say they hope they will finally get the answers they’ve been looking for. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook MANDATORY CREDIT

Parents remember B.C. man who killed himself after being turned away from hospital

Samwel Uko’s mom: ‘They robbed me of a son who did everything right’

Samwel Uko is shown in a family handout photo. Relatives of Uko, who killed himself hours after being dragged out of hospital by security, say they hope they will finally get the answers they’ve been looking for. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook MANDATORY CREDIT
Samwel Uko is shown in a family handout photo. An inquest into his death just over two years ago has begun in Regina. Uko killed himself after failing to get mental health care from a hospital he visited twice earlier on the day he died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook MANDATORY CREDIT

Race affected care for B.C. man who killed himself after visiting Regina hospital: family

Abbotsford’s Samwel Uko had sought mental help at Regina General Hospital the morning before drowning

Samwel Uko is shown in a family handout photo. An inquest into his death just over two years ago has begun in Regina. Uko killed himself after failing to get mental health care from a hospital he visited twice earlier on the day he died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook MANDATORY CREDIT
Mike Gee spoke about his late son Seamus at the Oct 2021 launch of the fundraising campaign for Foundry Langley, a facility for young people. On Sunday, June 5, the first annual ‘Seamus’ stroll’ to raise funds for Foundry will take place in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)

First annual ‘Seamus’ Stroll’ honours memory of Langley City teen

Father of Seamus Gee is raising money for Foundry Langley

Mike Gee spoke about his late son Seamus at the Oct 2021 launch of the fundraising campaign for Foundry Langley, a facility for young people. On Sunday, June 5, the first annual ‘Seamus’ stroll’ to raise funds for Foundry will take place in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Journalists work in Toronto on Monday, July 18, 2016. A new report finds that members of Canada’s news industry are suffering “alarming” levels of work-related stress and trauma. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Journalists face ‘alarming’ levels of stress, trauma and harassment, report suggests

More than half of participants surveyed said they had experienced online harassment and threats

Journalists work in Toronto on Monday, July 18, 2016. A new report finds that members of Canada’s news industry are suffering “alarming” levels of work-related stress and trauma. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
Michael Coss spent more than six months in a coma after a car accident. Now, he’s working to help others with brain injuries and mental health issues. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Never expected to live, Michael Coss is now giving back

Langley brain injury survivor raises money, offers support to those living with mental health issues

  • May 13, 2022
Michael Coss spent more than six months in a coma after a car accident. Now, he’s working to help others with brain injuries and mental health issues. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo, magic mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands. The Supreme Court of Canada has restored the acquittal of a Calgary man who attacked a woman while he was high on magic mushrooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Peter Dejong

UPDATED: Law barring use of extreme intoxication as criminal defence ruled unconstitutional

Supreme Court restores man’s acquittal for magic mushroom-fuelled attack

In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo, magic mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands. The Supreme Court of Canada has restored the acquittal of a Calgary man who attacked a woman while he was high on magic mushrooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Peter Dejong