No, I didn't forget the "t". These are Chrismas Carvings - Todd Chrismas that is! Todd and I met this summer at an Overdose Awareness Event and he re-sparked in me the need to reach out to people with lived experience. People who live "it" day-to-day are the ones we're trying to support anyways. Shouldn't we … Continue reading Chrismas Carvings
A night of conversation for parents of all elementary & high school-aged kids will be held at RSS on Thursday, November 29th from 6:30pm-8pm. Local practitioners from doctors to lawyers, nurses to counselors, and community support workers will be on hand to answer your questions and share a few key take-away's on topics ranging from "What's … Continue reading A night of conversation
This isn't a "Just Say No" campaign or scare tactics to "scare you straight". This also isn't me telling you what you should or shouldn't do in your spare time. This is an opportunity to provide resources, become a little more knowledgeable, and continue the conversation. Hopefully this achieves just a little of that... I … Continue reading Drugs are bad, m’kay? But, wait… didn’t Cannabis just become legal??
I started writing a monthly article in the Revelstoke Review and just completed my 3rd article. This has been a great opportunity to reflect and focus on the work of the Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative; to promote understanding, compassion, patience and hope among Revelstokians; and to connect people in our … Continue reading You’re not alone; I’m not alone.
We've all had some connection to addiction and overdose either through the loss of a life (figuratively or literally) or a close call. Talking about overdose; starting a conversation and sharing; could save a life. We’re created a series of articles that will be published in the Revelstoke Review called “Revy Let’s Talk“. We’ll be featuring … Continue reading Yes, I carry a Naloxone kit.
Self-Care is what people do for themselves to ensure they can pour from a full, rather than an empty, cup. It is a broad concept that includes hygiene, nutrition, lifestyle, environmental factors, socio-economic factors, and others. For each of us, self-care may look slightly different since we are all unique and manage our lives in … Continue reading International Self Care Day
"The only gift I can give is to get better... and it's the only thing I can't do" Ever feel like you're alone in your struggles? Trying to better understand what someone else might be going through? We're created a series of articles that will be published in the Revelstoke Review called "Revy Let's Talk". … Continue reading Disordered Eating
Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to meet many strong, empowered individuals and their stories of change and transformation are so inspiring that they make you sit up and think, ‘How can I bring more of that into my life?’ One such individual came into my life last weekend and this is her … Continue reading One woman’s story of addiction
Suicide is not the enemy; silence is. World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) brought people together all of the world and Revelstoke participated in that energy of love, support, and hope. But it doesn't stop here. Ending death by suicide means ending the silence. When children and youth have questions or concerns about their own … Continue reading Suicide Awareness
I heard the survey was closed? You're right, we were going to close the survey as June 30th, but a few people still have survey's in progress and a few more forgot to hit the "next" button!! Also, some people are just hearing about us! They must have missed the 5 radio interviews on StokeFM morning … Continue reading FAQs