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November 19th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

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VANCOUVER – Use of a popular smoking cessation and depression medication led to 64 hospitalizations — including 22 cases admitted to critical care — last year in B.C., according to the province’s Drug and Poison Information Centre.

The centre handled 95 calls last year about bupropion overdoses, including 22 cases where the wrong dosage was taken, 47 cases of suspected suicide attempts and nine cases of misuse or abuse. There was one death. Burpropion is marketed under the brand names Wellbutrin and Zyban.  Read the rest of this story at Vancouver Sun…

Remembering loved ones lost to suicide

November 17th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in events - (Comments Off)

“I grew up in what was originally a miner’s house on Jingle Pot Road, across the street from the Miners Park subdivision where, in the 1980′s, I delivered newspapers on Coal Tyee Trail and Black Diamond Drive”

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Black Diamond Dust is a multi-site art exhibition which considers the coal mining industry that Nanaimo was built upon, an industry that both formed and fragmented communities through economic development, racial segregation and labour inequity, and served as the foundation of global industrialization. It runs until December 13, 2014.

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Soles remembering souls helps survivors remember, heal

November 17th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

Soles Remembering Souls ‐ Connecting Survivors will be held at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on Sunday November 23, 2014 to support those left behind after deaths by suicide

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Every year, many people lose their lives to suicide, leaving behind family, friends, colleagues and others who struggle to make sense of their loss. Our community is unfortunately no exception. On Vancouver Island, we lose more people to suicide than to motor vehicle accidents and accidental overdose combined. Research also tells us that someone who has lost a significant person to suicide is at a 9 times greater risk themselves.

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