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  1. Evaluating Mental Health and Substance Use Information

    [Info Sheet]

      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets With all of the information coming at us these days, it can be hard to filter out what is good information and what information isn’t so good. This is especially true when it comes to information about me ...

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  2. Finding Useful Health Information Online

    [Visions Article]

    Over the last ten years, the amount of information available on the internet has grown exponentially. As anyone who has been online can attest, the information can range from the useful to the not-so- useful to the downright dangerous ...

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  3. 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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  4. Medication in the Press

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    Today we’re turning to a broader range of media sources than ever before for information. About 67% of Canadians tune into television news, and 42% read a newspaper on a daily basis. 1 Studies on new medical treatments and medications, headlines announcin ...

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  5. Mental Health Camp

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    Like many movements, Mental Health Camp started organically. Airdrie Miller, a high school science teacher and blogger who has lived with depression for many years, had an idea. She envisioned a panel discussing the effects of people talking about their e ...

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  6. Evaluating Mental Health and Substance Use Information

    [Visions Article]

    A big part of health literacy is understanding where information came from. You can come across conflicting information, old information, personal experiences or opinions, or downright unhelpful information. Do you know who wrote the article? Does a write ...

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  7. Mental Health Literacy Improves Service Delivery

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    Keeping up to date in mental health and substance use fields is challenging. There are competing points of view, trendy topics, and so much information that the important topics can get lost. How do you convey all of this to people like public officials o ...

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  8. Quality Info on Kids’ Mental Health

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    I met Dan Offord only a few times before he died in 2004. In 2003 I was hired to build public awareness for the small—but respected—research centre that would later bear his name. ...

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  9. Changing With the Times

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    A quick glance at the number and variety of distress lines and other services available across BC shows there are a lot of crisis services available for youth who need support—everything from drop-in centres to crisis lines. But the challenge for support ...

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  10. Media Literacy

    [Info Sheet]

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and not liked what you’ve seen? You are not alone. Maybe your body hasn’t actually changed, but your perception of it has. We all have days when we feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies and feel the pressure to mea ...

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