Dear UBC Psychiatry,
I’m writing from the Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division and I work on the magazine Visions: BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal, which we produce on behalf of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority.
If you’re not already aware of it, Visions is an award-winning quarterly magazine written for, and by, people who care about mental health and substance use. Each issue focuses on a different theme, and features articles by people with mental health and/or substance use problems, family members, and service providers. It is read by more than 15000 in print and tens of thousands more online and through our email version.
Visions subscriptions are completely free to anyone in BC on an ongoing basis. If you decide to subscribe you will never be charged for these issues and will receive them in the mail four times a year. You can unsubscribe at any time.
We especially welcome subscriptions from organizations that serve the mental health needs of their community. Our goal is to increase access to Visions inside and outside the formal mental health and addictions systems. We’re about the full spectrum from prevention to mild/moderate to serious conditions.
You can check out back issues of Visions at www.heretohelp.bc.ca/visions, or subscribe to our email version there instead of the print one, or in addition.
If you would like to receive your free subscription to Visions Journal, visit our online store here.
Please note: You’ll need to click the checkout button so that we can get your address etc., even though your subscription will be completely free, as all orders need to go through our store for tracking and address purposes. If you are an organization filling out the login form you’ll need to click on the blue ‘Organization user?’ button at the top right corner of the Register page. Your mailing or email address will only ever be used to send you Visions—it won’t be used for any other purpose.
You can get up to 5 free subscriptions per address, especially if you have a waiting room where they could be displayed, or if you have multiple staff at one location who would like a copy.
Thank you, and we hope that you and your clients enjoy reading Visions.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Here are just some of the things readers from around BC have to say:
“There is so much I’d like to say about each and every article in your magazine—each one touched my heart because I could relate to something in it. What a relief to know I am not the only one suffering in silence all these years.” (A.M.R.)
“Visions is a fabulous resource that provides a wide diversity of information to practitioners, students, and consumers of mental health services. I would recommend that everyone in contact with issues around mental health read this journal regularly.” (Peter)
“Visions is not only a journal that someone just enjoys and reads… Once you discover Visions, you feel like ‘This is something to be part of.’” (Robert)
The Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division produces Visions on behalf of a group called the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority. The BC Partners is a group of provincial mental health and addictions agencies in BC including AnxietyBC, BC Schizophrenia Society, Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division, Centre for Addiction Research of BC at UVic, FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health Care, Jessie’s Legacy Program of Family Services of the North Shore (provincial eating disorders prevention program), and Mood Disorders Association of BC.
The BC Partners and Visions Journal are funded by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. Visions is available free to any resident of BC with mental illness or addiction issues, their friends and family, mental health and addictions services providers, MLAs, other concerned citizen groups, libraries, academics and policy-makers.