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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

    [Workbook]

      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. Family Peer Support Buddy Program

    [Info Sheet]

    "[The best thing was] the acknowledgement that family members can give and receive help from other family members—We have something valuable to share." ...

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  4. 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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  5. Picking the Support Group that's Right for You

    [Info Sheet]

    Other Languages | More Info Sheets Self-help groups have a long-standing history and role in helping individuals and family members cope with mental health problems, mental illness and substance use problems. Many people find comfort in knowing they are n ...

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  6. Faith in Tobacco Control

    [Visions Article]

    It’s ironic that after decades of research into ways to prevent and reduce smoking, the very individuals who are most vulnerable to tobacco’s negative effects are often still overlooked. Rural populations, minority groups, people on lower incomes or those ...

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  7. 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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  8. The BC Campus

    [Visions Article]

    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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  9. Let a Friend Help You Through Stress

    [Visions Article]

    Many people look back on their college or university career as the best years of their life. But what often gets overlooked is just how stressful student life can be. For many students, the transition to college or university means separating from family ...

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  10. Shifting the Focus

    [Visions Article]

    It’s no secret that risky drinking by university students is a major concern for public health. According to the 2004 Canadian Campus Survey, 32% of undergraduates in Canada reported harmful patterns of drinking. 1 ...

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