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  1. A Community Response to Student Mental Health at TRU

    [Visions Article]

    Over the last 10 years, counsellors at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) have been seeing a steady rise in the number of students on campus struggling with serious mental health problems. Counsellors have also had more requests from faculty members looking ...

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  2. A New Path in School District #22 (Vernon)

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    In School District #22, we have a simple philosophy with respect to drug and alcohol issues. We ask, what would I do if my child had a drug problem? This uncomplicated philosophy shapes our programs and actions. ...

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  3. A Perfect Body in a Perfect World?

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    Anorexia, cultural pressure and chasing the ideal body across two continents Laura Chapman Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 26 Following my Grade 12 year, I travelled to Italy as an exchange student. There, ...

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  4. A Pill for Every Ill—Or an Ill for Every Pill?

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    Jason* first went on antidepressants at age 18 when his girlfriend left him. It was his idea: he felt bad and wanted help. His parents agreed. They were concerned, because after the breakup he had sometimes been coming home drunk. Jason’s doctor asked if ...

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  5. A Roller-Coaster of Hope and Despair

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    Looking out for Adam Angel Strehlen Reprinted from  "Housing: Discrimination and Inclusion" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 10 (3), p. 11 I’m a third-generation Vancouverite who knows the BC health care system as both a health professional and a ...

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  6. A Safe Night Out

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      English PDF | More Info Sheets While the safest option may be to avoid both drinking and going to places where alcohol is served, there are ways to have a safe night out that involves alcohol. Planning to drink moderately is one step toward a safer nigh ...

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  7. A Village of First Responders

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    I feel honoured to be the guest editor of this edition of Visions, having been a “first responder” many times. This may seem funny to some, as the term “first responder” usually refers to emergency response workers such as police or firefighters. I have n ...

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  8. A Well-Balanced Dietary Deprivation

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    My Dangerously-Poor (Non) Eating Habits Frank G. Sterle Jr. Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, No. 16, p. 22 ‘Lunch is for wimps,” says Gordon Geco, the multi-billionaire business-tycoon from the 1980s, Hollywood-h ...

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  9. A Wellness Perspective of Substance Use

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    A common perception of substance use says that someone becomes addicted and is powerless to control their drug use. But is this an accurate or useful approach? When we look at factors that influence substance use—from individual factors to factors in our ...

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  10. Aboriginal Ethics Guide Ethical Research

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    Elder George Courchene of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, at a public hearing of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1992, spoke of “Indian law” that was given to the people by the Creator at the beginning of time: “He gave them four directio ...

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