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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 - Information / Websites

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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Depression Guide for Patients

If you have been diagnosed with depression, this handout will provide you with information to help you understand and manage
your illness. It is designed to help you take an active role, as a partner with your physician, in treating your depression.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
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E-Couch

e-couch is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief.

It provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.more info

Address / Contact Info
beyondblue: the national depression initiative and the Australian National University.
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Community Headings: Health Service

Internet Mental Health

Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.

The idea of creating Internet Mental Health resulted from a Canada-Japan Mental Health Exchange in 1994 arranged by Mr. Mikio Kuraki. During that exchange, Robert Winram and Dr. Phillip Long visited Japanese psychiatric hospitals and lived for one week with psychiatric patients as guests in their homes.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
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Clinical Headings: Mental Health and Addictions
Community Headings: Education

Mental Health Support Line

A group of 7 leading mental health and addictions non-profit agencies helping people better prevent and manager mental health and substance abuse problems.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: 310-6789
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Clinical Headings: Mental Health and Addictions

Mood GYM Training Program

MoodGYM is a free, fun, interactive program consisting of five modules, which help you to explore:

Why you feel the way you do
Changing the way you think
Knowing what makes you upset
Assertiveness and interpersonal skills trainingmore info

Address / Contact Info
Health Pty Ltd / Australian Commonwealth Department of Health
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Community Headings: Community Resource, Health Service