Stopping the stigma is essential to stopping overdose. Trevor Botkin, executive director of HeroWork Victoria, joins the BC Lions Move the Chains podcast to share his personal story.
Talking to kids about substance use can be difficult. Travis Lulay says being there, asking questions and listening without judgement can go a long way in helping to keep youth safer.
We can all do our part to stop the stigma. Minister Sheila Malcolmson joins the BC Lions podcast Move the Chains to talk about how.
Stopping the stigma around addiction is something we can all help with. We need to remove the assumption that we know what addiction looks like, because it could be anyone.
When it comes to drug addiction, tough love doesn’t work. Empathy, understanding and sometimes just listening…that’s what really helps.
Someone experiencing addiction may be fearful of what others will think or say. This judgement can make it harder to reach out for help.
Conversations can save lives. BC Lions O-Line Coach Bryan Chiu discusses addictions and stigma and encourages us to speak up for ourselves and others.
Addiction can affect anyone. No one should suffer in silence.
Toxic drugs are circulating in BC. Former Canuck Kirk McLean talks about getting informed and staying safer.
People living with addiction need their team to support them. It’s always better to talk it out than tough it out.
At least one in five British Columbians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Still, many of the people affected don’t reach out for help.
The toxic drug crisis affects people from all walks of life. It touches all of us, but we may not even realize it. We are all in this together.