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  1. Talking to Your Child or Teen About Anxiety

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Children and teens often don’t recognize their anxiety for what it is. Instead, they may think there is something “wrong” with them. Children may focus on the physical symptoms of anxiety (e.g. stomachaches). Teens may think they ...

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  2. Bullying

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      English PDF | More Info Sheets Everyone seems to be talking about bullying these days, and not just at school. From parents to politicians, many people have something to say about bullying. But have you ever stopped to think: what exactly is bullying? A ...

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  3. General Home Management Strategies for Anxiety

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC As a parent, you can help your child or teen learn techniques to manage his or her anxiety. Although it is always advisable to seek professional help, especially in more severe cases, help is not always readily available. Ev ...

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  4. Visions- Families

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    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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  5. Boys, and How We Can Reach Them

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    Anita Roberts Web-only article from "Men" issue of Visions Journal, 2005, 2(5) The World of Boys Every day we send our boys out into the world of other boys. A world where they have to constantly be on their guard against potential humiliation a ...

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  6. Visions- First Responders for Young People

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 2 (2006) The common saying that "it takes a village to raise a child" rings true as this issue looks at first responders. Parents, school counsellor, teacher, police, firemen, friend, coaches and other members of our society mu ...

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  7. Helping Anxious Children

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    In most cases, the tendency to be anxious stays with a person throughout their life. So we need to help anxious children develop coping skills to manage their own anxiety eventually. This starts with parents helping them by going through the following ste ...

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  8. The Youth Supported Independent Living Program

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    At the Canadian Mental Health Association's Simon Fraser Branch (CMHA-SF), we run several programs to provide affordable housing and support for people with mental illnesses. The Youth Supported Independent Living (YSIL) program was created in the Fr ...

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  9. Kids in Control: When A Parent has Mental Illness

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    Kids in Control is a psychoeducational group for children ages eight to 13. The eight-week group helps children understand their parents’ mental illness and learn how to take care of themselves. I have been facilitating this group for three years in vario ...

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  10. Mirror, Mirror: Youth-penned drama turns spotlight on teen depression

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    Mirror, Mirror, an original drama produced by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the Youth Theatre Action Group, raises the curtain on the sensitive subject of teen depression. ...

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