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  1. Cross-cultural Mental Health and Substance Use

    [Info Sheet]

    Our communities are culturally diverse. We know that mental health and substance use problems affect everyone, regardless of their background, culture or ethnicity, but current mental health and substance use services may not be able to respond to the div ...

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  2. Exploring the Role that Ethnicity and Culture Play in Disordered Eating

    [Visions Article]

    Esther Kane, MSW, RCC Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, 1(16), p. 10 My journey over the past 15-plus years to understand disordered eating has been extraordinary. It started in my teens when I suffered with bulim ...

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  3. Where Trauma Hides

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    Canada is a multi-cultural nation. Our neighbours, colleagues, spouses and parents have diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. In the last decade the psychiatric literature has been full of research and scholarly work devoted to the significance of transc ...

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  4. War Trauma in Refugees

    [Visions Article]

    We know that the wounds from war are not confined to the battle field. Refugees from conflict zones often continue to experience trauma from persecution, imprisonment, torture and resettlement for a long time. Thus, it is important to understand the chall ...

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  5. CBT: Does it work well with the Chinese population in Vancouver

    [Visions Article]

    SUCCESS is a multi-service agency with a mandate of promoting the well-being of all Canadians and immigrants. The organization has offered counselling services to the Chinese community for over 30 years. Cognitive-behavioural counselling (CBT) is widely u ...

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  6. Visions- Older Adult Immigrants and Refugees

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    PDF Version Immigrants and refugees face numerous challenges when they arrive in Canada, and older adults in particular may face additional hardships as they cope with the personal, family and society changes that affect mental health. Older adult immigra ...

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  7. Editor's Message: Older Adult Immigrants and Refugees

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    About one in four British Columbians is from a visible minority and most immigrated to Canada in the last 15 years. So I’m really delighted that Visions is covering the important and relevant topic of immigrants and refugees. But the only way to cover it ...

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  8. Ethnocultural Elders and Mental Health

    [Visions Article]

    Over the past decade we have seen many positive changes to mental health service delivery, which are to be commended. These changes at first focused on adults, but later included the development of mental health services for families, youth and children. ...

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  9. Improving Services for Multicultural Clients: Mental Health Commission of Canada recommendations

    [Visions Article]

    Immigrants and refugees arrive in Canada with bright hopes, yet these are often dimmed by hardships here. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has studied the mental health of multicultural communities. The MHCC report title, Improving Mental Hea ...

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  10. Making Connections Between Mental Health and Physical Illness

    [Visions Article]

    One often hears an elderly Chinese woman talking about her physical illnesses, but never about her mental health issues—because she is not aware that she has any. Even if she was aware, she would never admit that she has a mental health problem. Reasons f ...

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