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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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  3. Ask Us

    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 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Being Seen and Heard

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    It matters in wellness; it matters even more in crisis Keli Anderson Reprinted from "Families and Crisis" issue of Visions Journal, 2017, 12 (4), p. 5 How can we best support families of young people with mental health challenges when they’re in ...

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  8. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Aboriginal people

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    PDF Version   Download PDF | 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 p ...

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  9. 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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  10. 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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