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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. Wellness Module 3: Social Support

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      Download PDF | Photocopy-friendly PDF | Rack card PDF | More Wellness Modules 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 nee ...

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  3. Mixed Support Groups

    [Info Sheet]

    When a member of a family is diagnosed with a mental illness, that person and the rest of their family is usually in need of support. While others in the family, and friends, can provide advice and a shoulder to lean on, very often that is not enough. ...

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  4. The Church as Supporter

    [Visions Article]

    “Marja,” my friend Helen said, as she fixed her eyes firmly on mine, “no matter what you do or what you say, I’ll always love you.” Her words touched me deeply. How I needed to hear that! I had been depressed for a while, feeling ashamed and worthless. Al ...

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  5. 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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  6. Origami: Therapeutic Magic

    [Visions Article]

    I have been teaching origami—the Japanese art of folding paper to form objects—for the past nine years. I have studied the art form for 16 years. I fold every day, and when time and circumstances permit, I fold for most of the day. ...

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  7. Putting the Family in the Picture

    [Visions Article]

    Families are vital for support in recovery from mental illnesses. Family members are usually the ones contacting services providers, providing information about symptoms, monitoring treatment plans and watching for early signs of relapse. Research shows t ...

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  8. Silence Can Be Deadly

    Creating a safe space for mental health conversations in the workplace Gord Menelaws From  "Workplace: Disclosure and Accommodations" issue of Visions Journal, 2018, 13 (4), p. 27 I’ve heard it said often that talking goes both ways—meaning that ...

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  9. Accommodation Works

    An employer perspective Lisa Mort-Putland, BA, MPA From  "Workplace: Disclosure and Accommodations" issue of Visions Journal, 2018, 13 (4), p. 14 Volunteer Victoria is a volunteer recruitment and referral centre. With six staff members and more ...

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  10. Paying Attention to the Language We Use

    A mother’s perspective Colleen Clark From  "The Language We Use"  issue of  Visions Journal, 2018, 14 (1), p. 29 In the fall of 2017, when she was 22 years old, my daughter found herself facing a mental health crisis. The impact of depression an ...

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