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  1. 'I Don't Want to Go'

    [Visions Article]

    Understanding and helping youth with separation anxiety and school refusal Katherine Martinez, PsyD, RPsych Reprinted from "Young People: Transitions" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 11 (2), pp. 31-34 It’s normal for young children, aged two to ...

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  2. An adult in my life seems ill and won’t find help. What can I do?

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      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Ask Us is for readers who want to take charge of their well-being, support a friend or loved one, find good help, or just learn more about mental health and substance use. Here, the information and resourc ...

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    People ask us questions online and in emails. They want answers from people they trust. Ask us: If you have a question you’d like to ask, email us at askus@heretohelp.bc.ca, tweet @HeretoHelpBC, or post your comment through our contact form. We will answe ...

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  4. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Kids

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    Other Languages  |  More Info Sheets When a young person has difficulty concentrating, often acts without thinking, or does not seem to learn from mistakes, an attention-deficit disorder may be the cause. ...

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  5. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Youth

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    There are times when children just can’t seem to concentrate. This isn’t a huge problem for most kids—they can regain their focus and get back on task fairly easily. But it’s a serious problem for others. ...

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  6. Back to School Guide for Parents of Young Kids

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    Back to school can be tough. Here are some tips to help manage the stress. ...

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  7. BC Schizophrenia Society—Strengthening Families Together

    [Visions Article]

    It may only be a game of chess between a parent and child, but they’re learning how to focus on the game and not the parent’s concerns about the child. This day program at Penticton Regional Hospital helped family members reconnect. Now, Strengthening Fam ...

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  8. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Aboriginal people

    [Info Sheet]

      More Fact Sheets Bipolar disorder is an illness in which people have mood swings that are out of proportion to what is going on in their lives. You experience emotional highs (called mania) and lows (called depression), with periods of normal mood in be ...

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  9. Bipolar Disorder: Effects on the family

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorder, a brain disorder characterized by extreme swings in moods, is a puzzling illness that not only affects the individual but their family and frie ...

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  10. Body Image and Self-Esteem: A guide for parents and youth

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    Body image is both the mental picture that you have of your body, and how you perceive yourself when you look in a mirror. Self- esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person—it is the “real” opinion that you have of yourself. ...

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