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  1. Family Toolkit

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    When a family member suffers from a mental illness, one of the most important things to do is to take the time to learn about the disorder. By educating yourself as much as you can about the mental or substance use disorder, you can take an active role in ...

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  2. Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Mental Health Issue

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    Our experiences in childhood play a big part in shaping our health and well-being throughout our lives. Sexual abuse in childhood can leave scars that can last for a long time. But many cases are never reported. ...

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  3. From Grief to Action’s Coping Kit

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets When Addiction Hits Home A toolkit by From Grief to Action This toolkit is for parents or caregivers who are dealing with a son or daughter’s substance use. It’s a helpful tool whether you’re concerned about a loved one’s ...

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  4. Visions- Families

    Families and family relationships can be complicated at the best of times. Add mental illness or substance use, and it can be difficult to figure out where to turn. How does caregiving affect your relationship with a loved one? How do you support a child ...

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  5. Violence, Mental Illness and Substance Use

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    Many people fear violence, particularly violence that seems random or unpredictable. We often deal with this fear by avoiding people or situations that we believe might lead to violence. We see mental illness, substance use and violence connected often—in ...

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  6. Managing Depression

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      More Info Sheets The Managing Depression series of info sheets will help you cope with a diagnosis of depression, help you be an active partner in your health care and build good working relationships with health care providers, and help prevent relapse ...

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  7. Managing a Mental Illness

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      More Fact Sheets The Managing a Mental Illness series of info sheets will help you cope with a diagnosis of a mental illness, help you be an active partner in your health care and build good working relationships with health care providers, and help pre ...

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  8. Co-existing Problems

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets A co-existing problem occurs when we have a mental health problem and at the same time, use substances in ways that could result in significant harm. It is not known how many people experience this dual p ...

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  9. You and Substance Use

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      English PDF | Next section Stuff to think about...and ways to make changes Author: Centre for Addictions Research of BC   Substance use is part of the human experience......That is, people around the world have been using tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and ...

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  10. Making Healthier Choices about Substance Use

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      More Info Sheets Whenever we choose to use substances, it is helpful to know what steps we can take to ensure that our use is the least harmful possible. Most of us use substances in ways that carry minimal risk. But sometimes we may get distracted or l ...

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