Mental Health

Mental Health

A life diminished by the province's care

By Tori Marlan
April 30, 2023

Simon Stubbs has been stuck in hospital mental-health wards for years, enduring “trauma on trauma on trauma”

Mental Health

Victoria’s own ‘Car 87:’ New team of police and psychiatric nurse to answer mental health calls

By Brishti Basu
January 25, 2023

More details about the program, first launched in Vancouver, will be announced next week

Mental Health

Victoria’s about to get a civilian mental health team. Here’s how the same project fared on the mainland

By Brishti Basu
December 13, 2022

Out of nearly 800 calls, the North Shore PACT had to call the police for help fewer than 10 times

Mental Health

Indigenous advocates optimistic about new Victoria substance use treatment facility

By Brishti Basu
December 7, 2022

The space was designed for women and non-binary people, after consultation with Indigenous groups

Mental Health

On stress leave with a service weapon: Victoria police officers with PTSD say the department is failing them

By Tori Marlan
November 2, 2022

Traumatic experiences are part of the job of a police officer. But multiple VicPD sources say cronyism, discrimination, and indifference within the department make that trauma worse

Mental Health

From streets to hospitals: Victoria and BC groups work on fixes for mental health-care system

By Brishti Basu
September 23, 2022

An Indigenous-led peer mental health team is addressing immediate needs while the province updates health-care training

Mental Health

Family calls for overhaul of Royal Jubilee’s psychiatric emergency services and Mental Health Act

By Martin Bauman
September 3, 2022

Glen Fawkes’s family wants answers from Island Health and the province following his suicide within weeks of receiving care