THE MEDICINE WHEEL:
The Nursing Clinic located at the Judith Fisher Centre.
Email address: LasquetiHealthCentre@gmail.com
Nurse: Dianne McClure RN/MN
Cell: 250-240-5712 | Home: 250-752-7419
Clinic phone (during clinic hours): 250-333-8891
Hours: Drop in Thursday from 11:00am – 3:00pm September/October 2018
If any one has a health related topic that they would like to see in the Medicine Wheel feel free to email me your suggestions at: email@example.com
January 24/2020 Mental Health Inservice Day to be held at the Judith Fisher Center.
Dan Clark a mental health and addictions worker working out of the Oceanside Health Centre will be available to answer questions regarding local services as well as address some concerns regarding mental health.
More details on Dan’s availability and the open forum question and answer period will be posted at a later date. All welcome!
As many are aware mental health affects everyone and is as integrally linked to our over all wellbeing. Mental health can affect our physical wellbeing and vice versa.
Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or co-worker. Almost 20% of all Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness does not discriminate and affects people of all ages, educational backgrounds, income levels and culture.
The cause of mental illness is a complex interplay of genetic, biologic, personality and environmental factors. Around half of the people who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never sought help about it. Stigma or discrimination attached to mental illnesses presents a significant barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in a community.
It is the most frequent reason identified by Canadians for why they would not seek professional help for a perceived mental disorder, was the stigma they associate with having the disorder.
Mark Friday the 24th of January down in your calendar and come join us at the Judith Fisher Centre. Snacks will be provided. Come with your questions, come with your concerns so we can begin to work together. Mental health matters!
Here is to a HAPPY NEW YEAR!