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  1. Visions- Families

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 3 (2004) This issue looks at the role and experiences of families, particuarly families of young people, as the majority of mental illness first appears either in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood. It is also during these years t ...

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  2. Picking the Support Group that's Right for You

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    Other Languages | More Info Sheets Self-help groups have a long-standing history and role in helping individuals and family members cope with mental health problems, mental illness and substance use problems. Many people find comfort in knowing they are n ...

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  3. Editor's Message: Social Support

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    A 9-1-1 paramedic I know told me about a visit he made to the home of an elderly woman. It turns out she had called because she had no one in her life and wanted someone to talk to and share a cup of tea with. Now, I’m not suggesting anyone use 9-1-1 like ...

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  4. Social Cures Have Good Side Effects

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    Each of the articles this issue of Visions illustrates, in its own way, the magic of the social cure. Humans are social beings, hard-wired to gain pleasure and meaning though social relations—and especially through opportunities to do things together. For ...

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  5. Parents Forever

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    Parents Together, a program to help parents with a child’s difficult behaviour, saved Frances’ life and her marriage. But what if one of those difficult behaviours was drug use? Frances thought that the Parents Together model could help parents whose adul ...

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  6. One Community, Our Future

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    In May 2006, the Sto:lo Nation Health Services received a grant through the provincial government Crystal Meth Program. It was proposed that the funding be used to create a youth drop-in centre for aboriginal youth between the ages of 12 and 19 who live o ...

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  7. Peer Support for Medical Professionals

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    Unrecognized or untreated substance use disorders and mental illness in physicians have the potential to cause serious patient harm. Because of this, medical professionals who are struggling with mental health or substance use issues should be of concern ...

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  8. Visions- Social Support

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    PDF | Vol. 6, No. 4 (2011) In this issue of Visions, we examine the many faces and facets of social support. Social support—that is, being connected to others who care—is an important part of overall health and well-being. The positive effects of social s ...

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  9. Wellness Module 3: Social Support

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      Download PDF | Photocopy-friendly PDF | More Wellness Modules | More info sheets Author: CMHA BC and AnxietyBC     Are there people in your life you can turn to when you need to talk to someone? Someone to help when your basement is flooded or when you ...

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  10. Social Support

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    What is Social Support? Social support is the physical and emotional comfort given to us by our family, friends, co-workers and others. It's knowing that we are part of a community of people who love and care for us, and value and think well of us. W ...

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