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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Mental Health / Counselling

Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health

Provides confidential, free outreach services for aboriginal children, youth and families who may be experiencing difficulties with thoughts, feelings or behaviors. Provides info, workshops & referrals to other community partners.more info

Address / Contact Info
301-190 Wallace Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B1
Phone: (250) 741-5701
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Community Headings: Child Abuse, Crisis Centre

Aboriginal People Crisis Line

Aboriginal People Crisis Linemore info

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BC
Toll-free: 1-800-588-8717

Access / Crisis Services

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Address / Contact Info
Island Health
203-2000 Island Highway North (Brooks Landing Mall)
, Nanaimo , V9S 5W3
Phone: (250) 739-5710
Fax: (250) 755-3310
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Anger into Empowerment

While many would prefer to "get rid" of anger this approach instead turns it into courage and a sense of empowerment!more info

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Shore Counselling Services, A trademark of Shore Wellness Services
353 Seventh St.
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 1E3
Phone: (250) 754-0698
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Community Headings: Child Abuse, Elder Abuse

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada

Our mission is to promote the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of people who suffer from them.more info

Address / Contact Info
PO Box 117, Station Cote St-Luc
, Montreal, QC, H4V 2Y3
Toll-free: 1-888-223-2252
Fax: (514) 484-7892
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Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) - Nanaimo

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and rehab support for adults with complex recovery needs ranging from chemical dependency or serious mental illness or co-occuring disorders AND significant impairment in functioning.

ACT serves clients with serious mental illnesses that are complex and who have very significant functional impairments.

ACT services are delivered by a group of mental health staff from a variety of disciplines, who work as a team and provide the majority of treatment services.

ACT services are individually tailored to the needs of each client.

ACT teams are mobile and deliver services in the community.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Health , Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSU)
Nanaimo , BC
Phone: (250) 739-5710
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BC Schizophrenia Society

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Address / Contact Info
200 - 1585 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1G4
Phone: (250) 753-9923
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Mental Health and Addictions

Canadian Mental Health Association

Dedicated to the promotion and improvement of mental health and quality of life in the community, through effective services, advocacy, awareness and education, resource generation and partnerships.more info

Address / Contact Info
126 Haliburton Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4V8
Phone: (250) 244-4042
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CANMAT

CANMAT - or the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments - is a federally incorporated academically based not-for-profit research organization linking healthcare professionals from across Canada who have a special interest in mood and anxiety disorders. The ultimate goal of CANMAT is to improve the functioning and quality of life of persons experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, through conduct of innovative research projects, development of evidence-based and best practice educational programs, and guideline/policy development. more info

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Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments
Nanaimo, BC
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Central Island Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program (CICAPP)

CICAPP services the needs of children and youth with complex mood, anxiety and/or psychotic concerns or complex neuro-developmental and associated psychiatric concerns.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Health, Nanaimo
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 519-6720
Phone: (250) 519-6794
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