Article Review: Physical Healthcare for People with Serious Mental Illness

Ratcliffe, T., Dabin, S., and Barker, P. (2011). Clinical governance: An international journal, 16(1), 20-28. Patients with mental illness are at increased risk for major medical comorbidities compared to the general population –in particular, they have higher rates of heart … Read More »

Patient Advocacy for Financial Resources

By Robin Loxton Director, Advocacy Access BC Coalition of People with Disabilities The Advocacy Access program of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities has been helping people qualify for disability benefits for over 20 years. For some of our … Read More »

Personality Disorders: A Trauma Perspective

By Charlotte Jackson, MA, RCC Imagine two scenarios: You have a client in the waiting room that has been identified as having an Axis II diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. You have heard that ‘Borderline’ is short hand for difficult, … Read More »

Fall 2012 Newsletter: Letter from the Editors

For the Fall issue of the newsletter, we have selected to focus on the theme of Mental Health and Addictions as it affects many of our clients and how we respond as providers of care. Many of you may be … Read More »