Video Resource Library

  • Brene Brown on Empathy

    What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

    Brene Brown on Empathy

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  • Brene Brown: Why your critics aren't the ones who count

    Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to "armor up" and shut ourselves off. "Not caring what people think," she says, "is its own kind of hustle."

    Brene Brown: Why your critics aren't the ones who count

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  • Bunny and Wolf Fight Overdose

    Bunny and Wolf is an Animated Guide to Prevent Overdose Deaths. Opioid overdose continues to be a top killer of young people all over the world. Most of these deaths are easily preventable with the right information, and an inexpensive antidote, Naloxone, which can reverse overdoses.

    Bunny and Wolf Fight Overdose

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  • Dealing with anxiety and mental health during a pandemic

    Coronavirus can stir up all sorts of feelings, like fear, anxiety or stress. A little stress can be helpful. It can be the motivator that keeps us self-isolating or washing our hands. But constant or high levels of stress can negatively affect our mental and physical health

    Dealing with anxiety and mental health during a pandemic

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  • I had a black dog and his name was depression

    A video about overcoming the "black dog of depression". Depression can be frightening and debilitating condition. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable.

    I had a black dog and his name was depression

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  • Mindcheck 1

    Why do I always want to get high? is a video from Mindcheck, a website designed to help youth and young adults in BC check out how they`re feeling and quickly connect to resources and support.

    Mindcheck 1

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  • Mindcheck 2

    This video, also from the website Mindcheck, provides a young person`s story about their mental health.

    Mindcheck 2

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  • Mindcheck 3

    This video, also from the website Mindcheck, provides a young person`s story about their mental health.

    Mindcheck 3

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  • Mindcheck 4

    This video, also from the website Mindcheck, provides a young person`s story about their mental health.

    Mindcheck 4

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  • Nuggets

    Nuggets is animation that describes the development of addiction

    Nuggets

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  • TED Talk: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

    Johann Hari speaks of our society's current methods to face addiction and ask us to reflect on why we treat addicts the way we do - and if there might be a better way.

    TED Talk: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

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  • The Pathology of Addiction

    A 7-minute film describing the pathology of addiction according to the theories presented in Dr. Ronald Ruden's book "The Craving Brain".

    The Pathology of Addiction

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  • Understanding Canada's Low-drinking Guidelines

    Understanding Canada's Low-drinking Guidelines

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  • What causes a hangover?

    What causes a hangover?

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  • Your brain on drugs: alcohol

    Find out how alcohol works on your brain

    Your brain on drugs: alcohol

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  • Your brain on drugs: Marijuana

    The effects of marijuana on your brain and how it defines your experience

    Your brain on drugs: Marijuana

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  • Your brain on MDMA

    A breakdown of MDMA's effects

    Your brain on MDMA

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Recent Posts

  • EKASS is now offering a virtual mindfulness group

    Posted on: 22-May-2020

    Posted by EKASS | on 22-May-2020 EKASS is now offering a virtual mindfulness group

    Mind full or Mindful?

    East Kootenay Addictions Services Society is offering a 4 week Mindfulness Skills Training Group (once a week, for 2 hours on Tuesdays) for anyone who would like to reduce their suffering and learn to live a happier, more peaceful life. For more information and to register for this free series, contact Kari or Eleine at 250-489-4344

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  • Provincial Overdose Alert
  • Provincial Overdose Alert

    Posted on: 22-May-2020

    Posted by EKASS | on 22-May-2020 Provincial Overdose Alert

    BC PROVINCIAL OVERDOSE ALERT
     
    INCREASED DRUG TOXICITY REPORTED ACROSS BC  (BOTH STIMULANTS & DOWN)  
     

    • Fatal and non-fatal overdoses through smoking and injecting (stimulants and down) have increased over the last few weeks 
    • Severe overdoses related to smoking stimulants and down due to the rapid onset of effects  
    • Increased community overdose & drug alerts since March 22nd 

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
     
    1) Use an Overdose Prevention Site, if you can. FIND AN OPS 
    2) Pick up a naloxone kit. FIND A SITE. Call ahead for hours. 
    3) Avoid using alone. Find a buddy or have someone check on you. 
    4) Talk to your doctor about ways to reduce the need to purchase substances, or experience withdrawal

    THIS IS A PROVINCIAL ALERT Check your local Health Authority websites for local alerts 
    To FIND AN OPS: https://www.stopoverdose.gov.bc.ca/theweekly/overdoseprevention-sites-supervised-consumption-services-drug-checking
    To FIND A SITE: towardtheheart.com/site-finder More info on accessing prescriptions: https://www.bccsu.ca/wpcontent/uploads/2020/04/Postcard-COVID-v2.pdf  
    For more information on ways to stay safe while using substances during COVID19 please check: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid19/priority-populations/people-who-use-substances  

    Date Posted: MAY 21, 2020     (remove by June 8, 2020)

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  • Cranbrook Food Resources
  • Cranbrook Food Resources

    Posted on: 03-Apr-2020

    Posted by Theresa Bartraw | on 03-Apr-2020 Cranbrook Food Resources

    Cranbrook Food Resources

    Food Resources


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Upcoming Events

  • New additions to the COVID-19 resource section

    Event Date: 31-Mar-2020

    Posted by Theresa Bartraw | on 31-Mar-2020 New additions to the COVID-19 resource section

    East Kootenay Addictions Services is building and adding to the COVID-19 Response Resources section of the website. Follow the link here COVID-19 Resources for more information

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  • Managing the Covid-19 Virus Update
    Event Date: 25-Mar-2020
  • Managing the Covid-19 Virus Update

    Event Date: 25-Mar-2020

    Posted by Theresa Bartraw | on 25-Mar-2020 Managing the Covid-19 Virus Update

    March 25, 2020

    Dear Clients:

    As part of our ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic, EKASS has followed the recommendations of the Federal and Provincial Governments, and has closed all our offices effective March 18, 2020.    

    To stay in line with the precautions suggested by the Federal Government of self-distancing, this office will be closed indefinitely.  Please check our website www.ekass.com for updated information and links to resources and supports.

    We are continuing to provide counselling services to our clients via phone or webbased options.  

    Clients on the OAT Program will be contacted by the doctors at the Interior Chemical Dependency Office in Kamloops to ensure that they continue to receive scripts.

    Harm Reduction supplies continue to be available as we continue to provide supplies to our community partners.

    We recognize that these are stressful times.  We are here to support you and want people to stay in touch as we navigate this situation together.  If you have questions or concerns, or to book an appointment, please call the Cranbrook office at 250-489-4344 for further information.  We will be checking the phones messages daily and responding as quickly as we can.

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  • Teen Empowerment and Mastery Program
    Event Date: 4-May-2020
  • Teen Empowerment and Mastery Program

    Event Date: 4-May-2020

    Posted by EKASS | on 14-Feb-2020 Teen Empowerment and Mastery Program

    Communities throughout the East Kootenay region will be holding the Teen Empowerment and Mastery (TEAM) Program in May and June of 2020. Click here to learn more about TEAM. If you are a young person interested in attending TEAM contact us at 1-877-489-4344 for more information.

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