Mental Health in Greater Victoria

COVID-19 pandemic causes spike in demand for Victoria youth mental health chat, text services

Victoria’s NEED2 responds to 15% more demand, up to half of crisis pandemic-related

 

Mental Health: A look at a fractured system

In this special series, VI Free Daily reporters share Vancouver Island stories

 

Mental Health: ‘Choke it down’ mentality now in the past for first responders

Emergency crews implementing programs focusing on self-care

 

Mental Health: Stigma leads to a life on the streets

People with severe mental illness disproportionately impacted by homelessness

Mental Health: Fractured services leave community to fill gaps

Greater Victoria service providers working together to help youth

Mental Health: Planning for a crisis

Crisis planning lays out a blueprint in case hard times hit

Mental Health: Erasing stigma leads to new path for Victoria woman

Paula Roumeliotis struggled with bipolar disorder for 35 years before finding support