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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Wellness Modules

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      Ups and downs are a normal part of life. We all feel a bit stressed out or struggle to cope with a problem from time to time. We all get angry once in a while or find it hard to express our needs assertively. Most of us could use a little help finding b ...

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  5. Alzheimer's Disease

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    Many of us look forward to our retirement and see our later years as a chance to reflect and enjoy the lives we built for ourselves. But for hundreds of thousands of Canadians, this time of reflection becomes a time of loss and confusion. ...

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  6. Eating Disorders

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    Millions of people aren’t happy with the way they look. In fact, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre estimates that up to 40% of nine year-old girls have dieted to lose weight—even when they were at a normal weight. ...

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  7. Personality Disorders

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      More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Each of us has a unique personality that that is reflective of both our genetic make-up and our life experiences. Our personality develops over the years, and is a vital part of ...

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  8. Stigma and Discrimination Around Mental Health and Substance Use Problems

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    About one in five people—over six and a half million Canadians—experience a mental disorder or substance use problem in their lifetime. Unfortunately, many people don’t ask for help because they feel ashamed or scared. People may judge them and treat them ...

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  9. Anxiety Disorders

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    Anxiety is our body’s response to stress and danger, but in today’s world most of the ‘dangers’ we face day to day are not ones we can fight with our fists or run away from easily. ...

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  10. Depression

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    Depression, also known as clinical or major depression, is a mood disorder that will affect one in eight Canadians at some point in their lives. It changes the way people feel, leaving them with mental and physical symptoms for long periods of time. ...

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