Visions seeking a Spouse/Partner substance use story

Visions: BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal is seeking a personal perspective!

One of our upcoming issues of Visions magazine is focusing on supporting a spouse or partner with a mental illness or addiction.

We are looking for a perspective from an individual who can write about the impact of addiction/substance use on their relationship. Ideally we would include the perspective from both halves of a couple. This would include things like how the addiction began, stories, and insights for others on how addiction impacts a relationship. (It’s fine if there’s a co-existing mental health and substance use problem)

 

They need to be living in BC (preferably in the Interior), and can be any age.

Articles are written in plain language with an informal tone as our readership is very diverse and that’s what makes the magazine unique. Visions is read by more than 15000 people; about a third of our readers are people with direct experience of mental health or addictions issues, another third are family members, and the last third are mental health and addiction and allied service providers.

The person doesn’t have to be a “writer.” If they can write an email, they can write for Visions! Articles are only a page and half long and they’d have 2-3 weeks to write it. I need to hear from and approve the contributor before they can start writing though.

The contributor of an approved article would get a $75 honorarium and at least 5 free copies when the issue publishes in April.

Please forward to anyone you think may be interested and have them get in touch with me! They can reach me at visions@heretohelp.bc.ca

In case they’re not familiar with it, Visions: BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal is an award-winning, policy-to-practice magazine of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. 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 such as people 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. Be sure to check out back issues of Visions at www.heretohelp.bc.ca/visions.

For more information, please contact me at CMHA at 604-688-3234 ext. 236. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks in advance,

Paula

Visions Magazine

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