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Rural VIP No. 23: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rural communities have unique mental health challenges. Research suggests that residents from smaller communities may experience higher mental health stigma than those from larger communities, which may cause them to be less…

Rural communities have unique mental health challenges. Research suggests that residents from smaller communities may experience higher mental health stigma than those from larger communities, which may cause them to be less likely to seek help.   Additionally, if a rural resident does seek help, they often find that their community…

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  • Friday nights are couple time for two Lac La Biche health professionals

    Friday nights are couple time for two Lac La Biche health professionals

    As Valentine’s Day approaches and thoughts turn to romance, RhPAP thought it would be interesting to speak with some health-care couples—including doctors,...

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  • Those who work together, stay together

    Those who work together, stay together

    As Valentine’s Day approaches and thoughts turn to romance, RhPAP thought it would be interesting to speak with some health-care couples—including doctors,...

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  • Wembley couple’s plans often paused when emergency calls

    Wembley couple’s plans often paused when emergency calls

    As Valentine’s Day approaches and thoughts turn to romance, RhPAP thought it would be interesting to speak with some health-care couples—including doctors,...

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  • Virtual clinic helps tackle health-care barriers for Indigenous people

    Virtual clinic helps tackle health-care barriers for Indigenous people

    An innovative and collaborative virtual clinic is giving Indigenous people in Alberta a new option when it comes to accessing health care....

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  • Strong supports lead to mental health success

    Strong supports lead to mental health success

    Mental health supports are different for everyone, but are vital to every wellness journey. These supports, from professional help such as therapy and...

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  • Sharing personal experiences to end mental health stigma

    Sharing personal experiences to end mental health stigma

    According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year. Despite...

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  • Tofield recreation therapist makes life fun for long-term care residents

    Tofield recreation therapist makes life fun for long-term care residents

    Everyone likes to have fun, whether they are one or 100. So, if Nicole Kulba is taking care of you, consider yourself...

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  • PCN workshop’s advice: Don’t worry, be happy

    PCN workshop’s advice: Don’t worry, be happy

    Happiness—it’s a simple concept that isn’t always easy to come by, especially coming out of the year that was 2020. That’s why practitioners at...

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  • Rural nursing and midwifery key to enhancing future health care

    Rural nursing and midwifery key to enhancing future health care

    RhPAP wraps up its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and Midwife by looking into what’s in store down the...

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  • Nursing career options go beyond hospital walls 

    Nursing career options go beyond hospital walls 

    Teacher, secretary, hairdresser, or nurse. For at least one young woman growing up in a small rural community during the early ’80s, the...

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  • Home-care role different than acute care

    Home-care role different than acute care

    Home-care nurses often have to bite their tongues and listen. What it means to care for someone in their own home is...

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  • Rural nurses must be prepared for any health crisis

    Rural nurses must be prepared for any health crisis

    Nurses never quite know what they will be dealing with when a patient arrives at a rural hospital. In her previous role...

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