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  1. Visions- First Responders for Young People

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 2 (2006) The common saying that "it takes a village to raise a child" rings true as this issue looks at first responders. Parents, school counsellor, teacher, police, firemen, friend, coaches and other members of our society mu ...

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  2. The Role of Schools in Addressing Tobacco

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    Chances are, when you think of preventing smoking, you think of education programs in school. But, as a recent Ministry of Health document shows, prevention is much more than education. 1 Schools are also being asked to develop policies to respond to toba ...

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  3. Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses

    A community of practice to promote campus mental health Pursuing post-secondary education isn’t a simple experience. This major life transition may mean leaving home, learning how to live with others, building new support networks and finding a place in t ...

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  4. Visions- Campuses

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    PDF | Vol. 4, No. 3 (2008) This issue of Visions probes beyond the sunny surface of campus life to examine some of the underlying mental health and substance use issues facing post-secondary students, practitioners and administrators. Family members, stud ...

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  5. Supporting Mental Health and Wellness

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    The topic of goals and grades often comes to mind when we think of school. Usually it’s the school that assigns the grades. But maybe it’s time the tables were turned. What if post-secondary institutions had to learn how to support the mental health and h ...

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  6. The BC Campus

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    for many people, “campus life” conjures up images of post-secondary students going wild with alcohol and other drugs. Some of these images come from students themselves, reliving—and perhaps embellishing—their campus escapades. Other images come from movi ...

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  7. Pressures of Student Life Demand Awareness and Support

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    Over the last 20 years or so, in BC and across Canada, colleges and universities have expanded their programs and have opened them to a wide variety of learners. This has been largely in response to today’s labour market, which demands more basic training ...

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  8. Communities Practising Care

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    Going to college or university is not easy. Students may be leaving friends and family behind as they move to a strange new place. In this new place, there are new pressures and relationships. There is also a new freedom, which results in many students ma ...

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  9. Alcohol on Campus

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    The Student Life Education Company promotes healthy decisions on the use or non-use of alcohol and on other health issues. We do this by increasing awareness, challenging unhealthy attitudes and providing students and student advisors with training and re ...

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  10. Are You Going Bananas?

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    In the fall of 2006, I encouraged two UBC nursing students (Natalie Rai and Shandell Susin) in my population health course to get involved with Beyond the Blues (BTB). BTB is a Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), BC Division campaign (see sidebar). ...

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