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  1. Managing Depression

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      More Info Sheets The Managing Depression series of info sheets will help you cope with a diagnosis of depression, help you be an active partner in your health care and build good working relationships with health care providers, and help prevent relapse ...

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  2. Managing a Mental Illness

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      More Fact Sheets The Managing a Mental Illness series of info sheets will help you cope with a diagnosis of a mental illness, help you be an active partner in your health care and build good working relationships with health care providers, and help pre ...

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  3. Learn About Medications

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    Medications are drugs manufactured to help people deal with a range of health issues. Some medications are psychoactive (mind altering) while others are not. ...

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  4. Learn About Co-existing Problems

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   What is a co-existing problem? A co-existing problem occurs when we have a mental health problem and, at the same time, use substances in ways that could result in significan ...

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  5. You and Substance Use

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      PDF | Next section Stuff to think about...and ways to make changes Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Substance use is part of the human experience......That is, people around the world have been using tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and ...

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  6. Making Healthier Choices about Substance Use

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      More Info Sheets Whenever we choose to use substances, it is helpful to know what steps we can take to ensure that our use is the least harmful possible. Most of us use substances in ways that carry minimal risk. But sometimes we may get distracted or l ...

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  7. Helping a Friend You're Worried About

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets We all need support in our lives. Our friends and supporters are there to celebrate successes and help us through difficult times. When a friend seems to be struggling or is experiencing a mental health problem, they may b ...

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  8. Learn About Alcohol

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    PDF Version Alcohol is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that affects the way we think and behave. It is a depressant that slows down our heart rate, breathing, thoughts and actions. ...

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  9. Cannabis Use and Youth: A parent's guide

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Everywhere you turn today, it seems somebody is talking about cannabis. ...

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  10. Substance Use and Young People

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    PDF Version   PDF | More workbooks A Guide for Families and Their Caring Communities Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Introduction It is natural for families and caring communities to want to know why young people use substances. Th ...

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