New View in the News

Let’s Talk – January 25, 2017

Port Coquitlam, BC – New View Society announced today that it will be hosting an Open House event at its Community Mental Wellness Centre on January 25, Bell “Let’s Talk” Day.

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Louise Jolicoeur and Darrell Roemer win Bhayana Awards!

Port Coquitlam, BC – New View Society is pleased to announce that Louise Jolicoeur and Darrell Roemer have won the 2016 Bhayana Family Foundation Awards for Dedication and Leadership respectively! Awarded by United Way of the Lower Mainland, these awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions by frontline workers at United Way funded agencies.

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Why Mental Health Matters for Students

“According to the National College Health Assessment Survey, 53% of tertiary students said they felt hopeless, 56% said they were so depressed it was hard to function, and 9.5% said they had seriously considered suicide within the past school year”.

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Vancouver’s homeless not adhering to anti-psychotic medication regimens: study

Only 12 per cent of the homeless adults in Vancouver participating in a Simon Fraser University study, who had been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, took their antipsychotic medication at or above the level needed to be effective.

New View Society provides housing for 51 people, Community Living Support for 164 people, and subsidized rent programs for 104 people, all of whom are living with mental illness.

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My Biggest Supporter: Heroes of Hope

What keeps us going through bipolar mood episodes? Sometimes it’s the unexpected support from someone who offers acceptance, encouragement, or simply a sympathetic ear.

Meet three of your peers who found that support when it was most needed – from a mental health worker, a teacher, a long-time friend.

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Kay’s FUNd puts smiles on their faces

The blueberry muffins piled high on a baking tray smell heavenly and a flame is flickering in the gas fireplace.

Kay Swalwell, her grey curls giving her a grandmotherly aura, leans in to take part in the conversation, just as she did over 40 years ago when the first muffin and coffee mornings were introduced.

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Raising mental-health awareness

With a guitar slung across his shoulder and in a room full of his peers, Mark Bottomley feels at ease. Sitting in a quiet room at PoCo’s New View Society headquarters, Bottomley wants others to feel that same way — about him and others like him.

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On the air from PoCo

Simon Fraser University’s campus radio station will put the national spotlight on both the struggles and success stories of homeless people in the Tri-Cities. CJSF 90.1 FM is partnering with PoCo’s New View Society for the National Homelessness Marathon, slated for Wednesday, Feb. 25.

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New View Society Offers Training Course

Research shows that at some point in their lives, mental health problems affect one in three Canadians.

So the chances are good that each of us knows someone with a mental health problem such as a substance related disorder, depression, anxiety, or a psychotic disorder.

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New View Hosts Mental Health First Aid Class

Community awareness of mental health issues is part of New View Society’s mandate and, to that end, the long-serving advocacy organization is offering a course to teach people skills so they can assist someone facing a mental health problem or crisis.

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Column: A Post Riverview World

Graphic images of high profile criminal acts perpetrated by mentally ill individuals are pervading the news networks these days. These incidents are usually blown out of proportion by media that seem to revel in pornographing sordid tales to their paying customers, all the while omitting the far more numerous honourable deeds. What results is a general public misled into generalizing that mentally ill individuals are violent and dangerous, when – as far as generalizations go – nothing could be further from the truth.

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New View offers Mental Health First Aid

Mental health problems will affect one in three Canadians — it could be you, a family member, friend or co-worker.
But would you know what to do in the event of a mental health crisis?

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New View Society Celebrates Accomplishments

New View Society is celebrating Mental Wellness Week May 1 to 5 with the theme Reflect, Reveal and Renew and is hosting three events to raise the profile of the organization that has provided support for individuals and families challenged by mental illness.

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New View Employment Services Update

New View Society Employment services, in partnership with the Fraser Health Authority Cottonwood, Connelly and Cypress Lodges hosted a very successful community employer and volunteer host recognition event on October 28, 2010.

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Employment Counsellors make it easy to hire people with mental health challenges

Looking for work and having a job interview can make most people anxious, but it can be especially difficult for people who have experienced a mental illness. In our society, having a job is equated with having an identity and unemployment is a significant barrier for those who are struggling to fit in and return their lives to a feeling of normal.

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What the flock?

A new species of bird has been sighted in the Tri-Cities but ornithologists who’ve been scratching their heads over the flocking of large numbers of multi-coloured flamingos need scratch no more.

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