Julia Bateman has been experiencing feelings of derealization since she was 15. (Karly Blats photo)
Derealization is a dissociative disorder that is often misdiagnosed by doctors. It is a reoccurring feeling of detachment from one’s body that can occur at random times or that can be triggered by stress or substances. Often times when someone is having an episode of derealization they describe it as feeling unreal or hopeless and will ask themselves ‘what’s the point of life?’ Onset of derealization can
be caused from a traumatic event or the use of psychedelic drugs and can spontaneously reoccur.
Although only a small number of the population is actuallydiagnosed with derealization about 40 per cent of people will have a transient experience of the dissociative disorder.
Julia Bateman is a 25-year-old living in Tofino, B.C. who has been experiencing feelings of derealization since she was 15 years old.
Listen to Julia’s story below.
Protesters gathered on Burnaby Mountain on Nov. 28 as Kinder Morgan crews began hauling equipment off the mountain by helicopter. All protesters who were arrested over the last week had their civil contempt charges dropped by a judge because police had wrongly marked the injunction boundary. Spirits were high and the atmosphere was positive on the sunny November afternoon as protesters marched up Centennial Way. Police were on scene guarding the new injunction boundary as Kinder Morgan crews began to evacuate the area.
Video filmed and edited by Karly Blats. Reporter Nich Johansen
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Langara president Dr. Lane Trotter has been collecting mugs for 20 years with over 300 in his collection, all of which come from educational institutions.(Karly Blats)
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Myself and fellow classmates wrote, recorded and produced a live radio broadcast for March 28, 2014.
Hosts: Karly Blats and Jeremy Mathews
Reporter 1: Chris Slatter
Reporter 2: Leslie Kam
Reporter 3: Gabe Lee
Writer: Ali Crane
Producer: Luckasz Jonca
Langara nursing student Caitlin Sanford joined the Felions as a hobby outside the classroom. (Karly Blats)
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Shauna Griffin as Lynn Harper and Mike Gill as Steven Truscott in Innocence Lost:A Play about Steven Truscott ( David Cooper photo)
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Ed Hensley, Secretary to Council of the Langara Student Union, helps make buttons at Langara’s Pink shirt day.
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