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  1. Coping with Depression in Pregnancy and Following the Birth

    [Workbook]

    A cognitive behaviour therapy-based self-management guide for women This workbook has been contributed to HeretoHelp by our partners at the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services. We highly recommend this reso ...

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  2. Visions- Women

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 4 (2004) This new look issue of Visions is dedicated to women's mental health and addictions matters, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines and workplaces. Looking through a gender prism will show some ...

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  3. Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Lactation

    [Visions Article]

    Generally speaking, I’m a big fan of irony, but not when it comes to important clinical issues. Despite all of the focus these days on evidence-based medicine, I’m continually shocked and disturbed by all the pronouncements that are made about the risk of ...

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  4. Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Women with Serious Mental Illness

    [Visions Article]

    Violence and trauma have serious health impacts for women.iolence and trauma have serious health impacts for women. In 2002 the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) published a report, Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Women with Serious ...

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  5. Complex Interactions

    [Visions Article]

    Counsellors who work with survivors of violence are aware that many of their clients have issues of addiction and mental health. The relationship of trauma to addiction and mental health is complex and, to date, inadequately researched. ...

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  6. Surviving the Fall

    [Visions Article]

    A young mother-to-be tells of anxiously watching the screen during her ultrasound—tears quickly form and stream down her cheeks as she realizes her baby’s heart is no longer beating. Another young woman speaks of the early days with her new baby: “It shou ...

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  7. Your Mental Health and Pregnancy

    [Info Sheet]

      English PDF | More Fact Sheets T2P: Transition to Parenthood Author: The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health   Creating resources and information with and for young adults with a mental health challenge, to support their transition into pare ...

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  8. Fleeing Abuse

    [Visions Article]

    More than 15,500 women in BC received emergency shelter and support when they left an abusive relationship in 2003/2004. 1 Recent research found that only 16% of women leaving an abusive relationship accessed transition houses or emergency shelters. 2 ...

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  9. I Was Hoping for a Fairy Tale, But What I Got Was Stinky Poo

    I Was Hoping for a Fairy Tale, But What I Got Was Stinky Poo 1 Linda Foster Reprinted from "Having a Baby" issue of Visions Journal, 2012, 7 (3), pp. 21-22, continued p. 21 According to a 2006 report by the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program ...

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  10. Postpartum Depression

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   You’ve just had a new baby and this is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. Everyone expects you to be the glowing new mother who experiences joy at each giggle o ...

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