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  1. Screening Self-Tests

    Screening self-tests are tools that help you look at your mental health or wellness. These tests look for signs or symptoms that can show up in some mental illnesses. They can also help you look at patterns of feelings or patterns of substance use. While ...

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  2. Evaluating Information on Mental Health and Substance Use

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   With all of the information coming at us these days, it can be hard to filter out what is good information and what information isn't so good. This is especially true ...

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  3. Visions- Wellness

    Everyone has their own definition of wellness and their own wellness goals. Many writers in this issue talk about feeling engaged, feeling centred, feeling that they’re contributing to something greater, or feeling empowered to take on problems or setback ...

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  4. 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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  5. Visions- Self-Management

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 1, No. 18 (2003) Self-management is a term in the clinical community that basically means self-care and empowering individuals and families in managing their conditions. This issue of Visions investigates what the concept means for people with ...

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  6. Visions- Medications

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 4, No. 2 (2007) Medications are often a double-edged sword. They can lift symptoms of mental illness or addiction so that people can feel well enough to do all the other hard work needed for recovery. But, they also present a host of complex ch ...

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  7. Medications Glossary

    [Visions Article]

    Disclaimer: These definitions are adapted from ones found in key literature in the field. We hope they will help readers outside the medications field to better understand some of the terms used in this issue. They are purposely brief and in plain languag ...

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  8. Medications Resources

    [Visions Article]

    This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement or resources ...

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  9. Peer Support for Medical Professionals

    [Visions Article]

    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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  10. Visions- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

    [Visions Article]

    Cognitive-behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a type of talk therapy that helps you understand the relationship between your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. It’s the leading type of therapy for many mental health and substance use issues, including depress ...

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