mental health

Tabasom Eblaghie, a registered clinical counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, will be hosting the talk called Dear Tabby.(Contributed)

Mental health online talk hosted by Maple Ridge group Moms Gone Wild

Questions about how to cope during COVID-19 pandemic will be answered

Tabasom Eblaghie, a registered clinical counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, will be hosting the talk called Dear Tabby.(Contributed)
A Maple Ridge mindfulness instructor is reminding the community to take a breath to help elevate stress during these trying times. (Ian Panelo/Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Taking a few deep breaths

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 14, 2020
A Maple Ridge mindfulness instructor is reminding the community to take a breath to help elevate stress during these trying times. (Ian Panelo/Special to The News)
IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong

IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong
IN IT TOGETHER: Keeping the faith will make us all stronger in the end

IN IT TOGETHER: Keeping the faith will make us all stronger in the end

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 12, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Keeping the faith will make us all stronger in the end
IN IT TOGETHER: Ponder a mini vacation and make the best of what’s happening

IN IT TOGETHER: Ponder a mini vacation and make the best of what’s happening

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 10, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Ponder a mini vacation and make the best of what’s happening
From chalk art to windows filled with signs and hearts, to the nightly “make noise” salute to frontline workers, there is much happening in our community that shows the positive mindset of many local residents. (Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Taking time to focus on the good in your world

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 10, 2020
From chalk art to windows filled with signs and hearts, to the nightly “make noise” salute to frontline workers, there is much happening in our community that shows the positive mindset of many local residents. (Special to The News)
IN IT TOGETHER: Join together in sharing gratitude for Canadians

IN IT TOGETHER: Join together in sharing gratitude for Canadians

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

IN IT TOGETHER: Join together in sharing gratitude for Canadians
IN IT TOGETHER: Important to move your butt

IN IT TOGETHER: Important to move your butt

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 8, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Important to move your butt
Mayor Bill Dingwall (The NEWS - File photo)

Pitt Meadows to host live virtual city council meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Mayor Dingwall updates on new initiatives and city staffing

Mayor Bill Dingwall (The NEWS - File photo)
IN IT TOGETHER: Take good care of yourself, so you can care for others

IN IT TOGETHER: Take good care of yourself, so you can care for others

Maple Ridge woman offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 7, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Take good care of yourself, so you can care for others
Jackson Jonas, 10, learning at home. (Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Learning to learn at home

As we rethink how best to educate our children, Albion mindful instructor Alex Bruce has a few ideas

  • Apr 6, 2020
Jackson Jonas, 10, learning at home. (Special to The News)
Alex Bruce                                Alex Bruce

IN IT TOGETHER: Trying something new can help

In this time of stress, change helps overrides negative feelings by tricking nervous systems

  • Apr 4, 2020
Alex Bruce                                Alex Bruce
Parker Sian, four, and his guinea pig, Ginya, have a special bond. (Alex Bruce/Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: We mammals are in this together and will thrive together

An Albion meditation and mindfulness instructor suggests how we can navigate these chaotic times

  • Apr 3, 2020
Parker Sian, four, and his guinea pig, Ginya, have a special bond. (Alex Bruce/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Carrera Elgert, 13, and her sister Cayenne, 10, connect with others through drawings chalk hearts and rainbows in their neighbourhood. (Alex Bruce/Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Maple Ridge woman offers series of wellness tips amid COVID crisis

An Albion meditation and mindfulness instructor suggests how to calmly get through a chaotic time

  • Apr 2, 2020
Maple Ridge’s Carrera Elgert, 13, and her sister Cayenne, 10, connect with others through drawings chalk hearts and rainbows in their neighbourhood. (Alex Bruce/Special to The News)
McCreary Health Society surveys 38,000 students across the province. (File photo)

Lack of education playing role in Fraser North students missing out on mental health services

2018 B.C. Adolescent Health Survey notes students do not know where to turn to for help

McCreary Health Society surveys 38,000 students across the province. (File photo)
COVID-19 is also taking a toll on mental healththrough social isolation, among other things, and UBC researchers want to hear how people are coping. - Image: Pixabay

Researchers study how pandemic affecting people’s mental health

Dr. Anita DeLongis, a UBC health psychologist, wants to hear from public online

COVID-19 is also taking a toll on mental healththrough social isolation, among other things, and UBC researchers want to hear how people are coping. - Image: Pixabay
Foundry opens its doors in Maple Ridge

Foundry opens its doors in Maple Ridge

One-stop mental health shop for youth

Foundry opens its doors in Maple Ridge
Lawyer Michelle Stanford (left) and Thompson Rivers University law professor Ruby Dhand outside the Kamloops Law Courts. The pair is among a group working toward establishing a mental-health court locally. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

B.C. lawyer, professor look to piloting a mental-health court

In November, Nova Scotia’s mental-health court program marked 10 years of existence

  • Feb 20, 2020
Lawyer Michelle Stanford (left) and Thompson Rivers University law professor Ruby Dhand outside the Kamloops Law Courts. The pair is among a group working toward establishing a mental-health court locally. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march during the Calgary Stampede parade in 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/ The Canadian Press)

B.C. MP wants to decriminalize self-harm in military

NDP’s third attempt to improve mental health assistance within the military

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march during the Calgary Stampede parade in 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/ The Canadian Press)
Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coroner emphasizes jury’s recommendations in B.C. teen’s overdose death

16-year-old Elliot Eurchuk died of a fentanyl overdose in 2018

Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)