In September, the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Police Department called on the provincial government to embrace a five-point plan that includes funding 300 locked-ward beds for severely mentally ill people. That citys police department said mental health problems have reached crisis proportions. Port Moodys police force has also dealt with an increase in mental health related calls in the last six years. According to the Port Moody Police Department, in 2007 the force dealt with 39 mental health/emotionally disturbed person calls. The number grew to 65 files in 2009, 119 files in 2010, 106 files in 2011 and 130 files in 2012.
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Doctors protest possible cuts to mental health budget
What does the face of mental illness look like? It is surprisingly familiar. It is useful to think of mental health as a continuum. All of us experience challenges from time to time; depression, anxiety, perhaps a roller coaster of emotions.
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Mental health diseases affect our communities of worship, too
Doctors who signed the letter are urging the health authority not to cut any of the mental health funding. “I’m suggesting that they shouldn’t be cutting back on mental health services, period, particularly at this time,” said Termansen. Your assignment this week: autumn leaves Our #VanSun360 Instagram challenge theme this weekend is: leaves. “Autumn is an amazing time to watch the seasons change,” says Sun photographer Jenelle Schneider. “Whether you love or loathe them, leaves are everywhere right now. On the trees or in a pile, we want to see your best leaf photos.” Post your photos by Sunday at 4 p.m.
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