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    11 Dec 2017
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    We’re looking for volunteers for the Friendly Visits program! Friendly Visits combines volunteers with isolated seniors in the community. Volunteers are expected to do a...
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    06 Dec 2017
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    Most English-speakers know how stressful accessing health services can be when you are not fluent in French. The Health and Harmony campaign is an initiative...
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    30 Nov 2017
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    A new sensory room has been developed and implemented at Gaspé Elementary School. A sensory room is a place where students who have difficulty processing...
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    20 Nov 2017
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    The Maison de la Famille in Gaspé is introducing a support group for parents and educators of children with special needs. The group will be...
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    02 Nov 2017
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    Self-Care for Caregivers is a series of workshops offered to caregivers from Gaspé to Barachois. These workshops will be led by Dr. Megan McCallum, Psychologist...
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    29 Aug 2017
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    A website created to support English-speaking patients from eastern regions in Quebec traveling away from home for medical services www.travel4health.ca Quebec City, Quebec, August 29,...
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    13 Jun 2017
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    Amie Chicoine, our Youth Health Promotions Project Coordinator, has been really busy since joining us in January! One of the projects she’s been working on...
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    15 Feb 2017
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    In an effort to reach you better, Vision updates are now available through email. By signing up, you will receive a quick recap of what...
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Mental Health Resources

For many years, mental health problems have been silenced, downplayed, and ignored. The perception that it is not something to be discussed has resulted in a number of common myths and misconceptions about what mental health is and how it manifests. Further, the silence around mental health issues leads to problems like late or lack of diagnosis, lack of support for those who are struggling, and stigma.

The fact of the matter is that mental illness is very common and most of us likely know someone who is affected by it in some way, whether as a person suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorder, and many others, or a caregiver supporting someone struggling with mental health problems.

At Vision, we are committed to opening up the conversation about mental health and illness. As such, we have implemented a number of partnerships, workshops, and conferences that will allow us to inform you, allow you to ask your questions, and ultimately to help change social perceptions of mental health problems.

A great resource for families and expecting families can be found at the following website:

20 Questions About Mental Health

And a comprehensive resource for youth and their parents, teachers, friends, and loved ones can be found here:

Right By You

If you are looking for more information on mental health and mental illness, please visit these websites:

Please click here for more information about common myths and misconceptions.