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  1. 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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  2. Learn About Tobacco

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    Tobacco is a plant that contains nicotine, a psychoactive (mind altering) drug that speeds up activity in our central nervous system but has relaxing effects too. ...

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  3. Plainer Language Series

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      These booklets are written in plain, clear language to help anyone learn more about mental health and mental illness. Each booklet is recorded, so you can listen along while you read. ...

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  4. 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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  5. Personality Disorders

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      Other Languages | More Info Sheets 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 what makes us who we are and how we inte ...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Depression

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets After years of working hard at your job each day, you’ve just been laid off. You feel sad, tired and emotionally drained. The last thing you feel like doing is getting out of bed in the morning. This sadn ...

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  9. Getting Help for Mental Illnesses

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Fact Sheets IMAGINE THIS: One day, you develop a nagging cough, or get sharp back pain. Most of us wait a few days to see if things get worse or improve, then we might do some research on things we can do at home. We ...

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  10. Mental Illnesses

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Fact Sheets Next time you’re in line at the supermarket or at a bus stop, look around you. How many people do you see? Five? 10? What if we told you that of those 10 people, two have or will have a mental illness? Do ...

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