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  1. Looking Into the Cultural Mirror

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    Addiction, secret lives and lost personhood R. Dan Small, PhD Reprinted from "Stigma" issue of Visions Journal, 2005, 2(6), pp. 29-30 "... I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because y ...

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  2. Exploring the Role that Ethnicity and Culture Play in Disordered Eating

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    Esther Kane, MSW, RCC Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, 1(16), p. 10 My journey over the past 15-plus years to understand disordered eating has been extraordinary. It started in my teens when I suffered with bulim ...

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  3. Visions- Concurrent Disorders

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    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 1 (2004) This issue of Visions—our largest ever, at 60 pages—explores the theme of co-existing mental health and alcohol/drug use problems from a number of different angles and includes personal stories, approaches and models, regional p ...

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  4. Visions- Families

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    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- Housing and Homelessness

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    PDF | Vol. 4, No. 1 (2007) This milestone issue of Visions navigates through the intricate web of housing and homelessness. You’ll come to realize just how deeply entrenched mental illness and addiction are in BC’s homelessness landscape. This issue is fu ...

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  6. Visions- Men

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    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 5 (2005) This issue looks at men's and boy's mental health. Although there are arguments that all mental health services and research are implicitly based on men, but if a gender lens reveals inequities for women then it also h ...

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  7. Visions- Self-Management

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    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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  8. Visions- Stigma and Discrimination

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    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 6 (2005) The articles in this edition of Visions talk of the many forms stigma take—societal, interpersonal, internal. As readers of this issue, we are already likely aware of the negative, often destructive impact of stigma on the lives ...

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  9. Visions- Tobacco

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 4 (2007) While smoking is known to cause death and disease, what may be lesser known is the degree to which it affects the lives of people with mental illness and addictions, who are overrepresented in the smoking population. This issue ...

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  10. Visions- Trauma and Victimization

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    PDF | Vol. 7, No. 2 (2007) The relationship between traumatizing events—including being a victim of crime—and mental health/illness is complex. The latest issue of Visions Journal on Trauma and Victimization looks at some of these complexities as well as ...

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