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Gay and Grey: LGBT seniors still face stigma

March 11, 2014
Gay and Grey: LGBT seniors still face stigma

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors were part of a generation of trailblazers who changed laws and the way society treats LGBT people. Now, they’re embarking on the next stage of life — old age — and finding that it’s got challenges of its own. CBC | British Columbia News

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ADHD Awareness Week aims to end stigma involving the condition

October 14, 2013

Despite Justin Timberlake, Jamie Oliver and Michael Phelps admitting that they suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, stigma and half-truths still persist about the condition, according to organizers of ADHD Awareness Week. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Nurse Rosemarie Riddell saw beyond the stigma of HIV/AIDS

September 11, 2013

She advocated tirelessly for patients’ rights and addicted injection drug users globeandmail – British Columbia

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Woman confronts mental illness stigma after friend’s suicide

September 10, 2013
Woman confronts mental illness stigma after friend’s suicide

A Richmond woman founded an organization that battles stigma against mental illness after a tragedy in her community. But critics say a funding cut to the organization highlights how culturally sensitive mental health services struggle in B.C. CBC | British Columbia News

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Who knew drugs were ‘fashionable’?

July 18, 2013
Who knew drugs were ‘fashionable’?

BC’s top Doc says the drug that played a part in the death of actor Cory Montieth seems to be a recurring drug trend for 20 to 30 year olds. Doctor Perry Kendall says over the years he has seen heroin come in and go out of fashion. But he says, in recent years he’s seen [...]

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