The power of the arts for improving mental health

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day!

Each year on September 10, a commitment to saving lives brings together communities from across Canada and around the world. Since 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day has served as a call to action to individuals and organizations to prevent suicide. ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 10, 2019

Mental Health supports at CHV

Many of our youth living on the streets of Vancouver experience mental health concerns that are often left undiagnosed including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Often these youth cope by turning to substance use. Covenant ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 23, 2019

CMHA Mental Health Week is May 6-12!

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week is May 6-12, 2019. Each May, Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces and the House of Commons rally around CMHA Mental Health Week. Mental health is about more than mental illness: • ... Read more

Kristy HayterMay 06, 2019

Wonderful Walter!

Walter, our therapy dog, is still hard at work here at Covenant House Vancouver. Each day he assists Jesse, one of our Mental Health Clinicians as he works with our young people. Besides the general soothing effect a dog can have ... Read more

Kristy HayterApril 24, 2019

Sleep Out: Professionals Edition is tonight!

Tonight working professionals and emerging leaders will spend one night sleeping on the street to raise funds to support our mental health and addictions programs. Many of our youth struggle with mental illness, often as a result of trauma they ... Read more

Kristy HayterFebruary 28, 2019

Nicole thanked us for seeing her as who she could be…

I had the opportunity to work with Nicole for a few months at our Crisis Program. She had lost her housing due to complications with her mental health and was struggling with substance use. She had been using to help cope with her mental health symptoms. Nicole constantly expressed her artistic ... Read more

Kristy HayterFebruary 25, 2019