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  1. Helping a Friend You're Worried About

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets We all need support in our lives. Our friends and supporters are there to celebrate successes and help us through difficult times. When a friend seems to be struggling or is experiencing a mental health problem, they may b ...

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  2. Supporting a Friend or Family Member with a Mental Illness

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Fact Sheets It can be scary when someone you love is sick. It can be especially scary if they’re diagnosed with a mental illness. It’s hard to see someone you love in pain and it’s confusing when someone you know wel ...

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  3. Helping People who Use Substances: A health promotion perspective

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    All psychoactive or “mind-altering” substances, from caffeine to heroin, involve some risk. For thousands of years, people have been using these substances for their benefits, but the risk of experiencing short- or long-term harms is always there. ...

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  4. Hosting a Teen Party

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Different families have different attitudes about teens and alcohol. Some parents prefer that their teen never use alcohol, even in adulthood. Other parents allow their child ...

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  5. Talking to Your Child or Teen About Anxiety

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      PDF | More info sheets Children and teens often don’t recognize their anxiety for what it is. Instead, they may think there is something “wrong” with them. Children may focus on the physical symptoms of anxiety (e.g. stomachaches). Teens may think they ...

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  6. General Home Management Strategies for Anxiety

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC As a parent, you can help your child or teen learn techniques to manage his or her anxiety. Although it is always advisable to seek professional help, especially in more severe cases, help is not always readily available. Ev ...

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  7. Make Your Own Recovery Cup Game

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      English PDF | More Psychosis Resources Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   Get the game board pdf file printed poster-sized and laminated at a copy shop. Typical cost for this is $7 / square foot including laminating. Expect to pay about $20 for the game ...

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  8. Family Peer Support Buddy Program

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    "[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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  9. Bipolar Disorder: Myths and facts

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Myth: Bipolar disorder cannot be diagnosed as easily as physical illness. Fact: Bipolar disorder can be diagnosed similarly to physical illnesses. While there are no physical ...

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  10. Bipolar Disorder: Effects on the family

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder characterized by extreme changes in moods. It is an illness that not only affects the individual but their family and friends as well. Liv ...

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