Teens need coping skills to deal with anger during pandemic: doctor
Pandemic-fuelled frustration has some teens expressing anger in unhealthy ways after a year of missed social connections that would typically help them mature and regulate their emotions. Read the rest of the article here.
Government of Canada announces $16.5 million to support harm reduction and people who use substances in British Columbia
Throughout Canada, communities and families continue to grapple with the ongoing overdose crisis and other harms associated with problematic substance use. Ken Hardie, M.P., on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced nearly $16.5 million in funding for 11 projects to help support communities in British Columbia in their efforts to address and prevent substance use-related harms. Read the rest of the press release here.
RBC addresses accessibility of youth mental health resources with digitally-focused partnerships
Because of support from partners like RBC, YWHO can continue to meet the unique needs of young people experiencing various mental health concerns, including substance use. This means expanding YWHO’s virtual reach so that it’s accessible to youth everywhere, when they need it. Read the rest of the press release here.