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  1. School Resources for BC

    We've retired our school resources. For programs, resources, and support for BC school communities, please see Healthy Schools BC. ...

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  2. 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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  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. Editor's Message: Campuses

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    The process of choosing a cover image for this issue of Visions turned out to be a useful exercise in thinking about its themes. Originally, we were thinking of a summer photo: a classic scene of students, ripe with potential, sprawled on the lawn of a Ca ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. When Being Yourself Makes You Sick

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    We all know about the usual stresses of college: all-night study sessions, difficult professors, still writing papers at 8 a.m. for that 8:30 a.m. class, student loans and keeping grades up. ...

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  9. 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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  10. Dreaming Big

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    In this article, we describe our experience mobilizing a campus-wide suicide prevention strategy at the University of Victoria. It began in 2004, when Jonathan started dreaming about students, staff, and faculty in his campus community coming together to ...

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