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  1. Visions- Families

    [Visions Article]

    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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  2. Family Peer Support Buddy Program

    [Info Sheet]

    "[The best thing was] the acknowledgement that family members can give and receive help from other family members—We have something valuable to share." ...

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  3. Picking the Support Group that's Right for You

    [Info Sheet]

    Other Languages | More Info Sheets Self-help groups have a long-standing history and role in helping individuals and family members cope with mental health problems, mental illness and substance use problems. Many people find comfort in knowing they are n ...

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  4. Faith in Tobacco Control

    [Visions Article]

    It’s ironic that after decades of research into ways to prevent and reduce smoking, the very individuals who are most vulnerable to tobacco’s negative effects are often still overlooked. Rural populations, minority groups, people on lower incomes or those ...

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  5. The BC Campus

    [Visions Article]

    for many people, “campus life” conjures up images of post-secondary students going wild with alcohol and other drugs. Some of these images come from students themselves, reliving—and perhaps embellishing—their campus escapades. Other images come from movi ...

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  6. Shifting the Focus

    [Visions Article]

    It’s no secret that risky drinking by university students is a major concern for public health. According to the 2004 Canadian Campus Survey, 32% of undergraduates in Canada reported harmful patterns of drinking. 1 ...

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  7. Research Summary: Aboriginal Peoples’ Experiences of Mental Health and Addictions Care

    [Visions Article]

    Aboriginal peoples in British Columbia and other areas of Canada face unique difficulties accessing mental health and addictions services. This is having negative effects on the mental health of Aboriginal people, their families and their communities. In ...

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  8. Reducing Barriers

    [Visions Article]

    I’ve been giving awareness training on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities for Education Outreach Services at Qmunity, BC’s queer resource centre. I’ve led trainings for health care, social service and criminal justice workers, as we ...

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  9. Qmunity—BC’s Queer Resource Centre

    [Visions Article]

    Qmunity* has been serving lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans (LGBT)—or queer—folk and our allies for more than 30 years. Our programs and services help to enrich queer and other communities, advance the health and well-being of queer communities, and build capaci ...

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  10. Editor's Message: Social Support

    [Visions Article]

    A 9-1-1 paramedic I know told me about a visit he made to the home of an elderly woman. It turns out she had called because she had no one in her life and wanted someone to talk to and share a cup of tea with. Now, I’m not suggesting anyone use 9-1-1 like ...

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