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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. 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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  3. Helping a Friend You're Worried About

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets We all need support in our lives. Our friends and supporters are there to celebrate successes and help us through difficult times. When a friend seems to be struggling or is experiencing a mental health problem, they may b ...

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  4. From Grief to Action’s Coping Kit

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      PDF | More info 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 early, e ...

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  5. Supporting a Friend or Family Member with a Mental Illness

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Fact Sheets It can be scary when someone you love is sick. It can be especially scary if they’re diagnosed with a mental illness. It’s hard to see someone you love in pain and it’s confusing when someone you know wel ...

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  6. Family Self-Care and Recovery from Mental Illness

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets This resource will talk about ways families can look after their own well-being while caring for a family member. It is important that caregivers remember their own health is equally important. Learning about mental health ...

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  7. The Road Ahead: A Guidebook for Parents of Young Teens about alcohol and other drugs

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets Getting familiar with teen territory Chances are you’re noticing changes as your child becomes a teenager. You might even be thinking back to when you were approaching the teen years to remember what it felt like. Do you r ...

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  8. Helping People who Use Substances: A health promotion perspective

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    All psychoactive or “mind-altering” substances, from caffeine to heroin, involve some risk. For thousands of years, people have been using these substances for their benefits, but the risk of experiencing short- or long-term harms is always there. ...

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  9. Hosting a Teen Party

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      English PDF | More Info Sheets Different families have different attitudes about teens and alcohol. Some parents prefer that their teen never use alcohol, even in adulthood. Other parents allow their children to drink small amounts as part of family tra ...

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  10. General Home Management Strategies for Anxiety

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC As a parent, you can help your child or teen learn techniques to manage his or her anxiety. Although it is always advisable to seek professional help, especially in more severe cases, help is not always readily available. Ev ...

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