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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. Visions- Self-Management

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    PDF | Vol. 1, No. 18 (2003) Self-management is a term in the clinical community that basically means self-care and empowering individuals and families in managing their conditions. This issue of Visions investigates what the concept means for people with ...

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  3. Visions- Treatments for Young People

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 1 (2006) This edition of Visions focuses on young people. Articles in this issue looks into the issues faced by young people and what kind of treatments and support available for them. The issue is ranging from eating disorder and schizo ...

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

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    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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  5. Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses

    A community of practice to promote campus mental health Pursuing post-secondary education isn’t a simple experience. This major life transition may mean leaving home, learning how to live with others, building new support networks and finding a place in t ...

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  6. Medications Used in Recovery From Addiction

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    The core symptoms of drug addiction are a powerful and unexplainable compulsion and a craving to use a drug. Compulsions can cause you to continue using a drug even when you don’t want to, and cravings can cause you to start using a drug again after all y ...

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  7. Harm Reduction and Abstinence—More Alike Than Different?

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    Alcohol and drugs have been a destructive influence in the lives of many First Nation, Inuit and Métis people in Canada, including in British Columbia. The forced loss of language, culture, land, tradition and identity has harshly affected the health and ...

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  8. Editor's Message: Schools

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    Mental health problems among elementary and high school students are much more common than many British Columbians believe, and use of alcohol and other drugs by teenagers has its own misconceptions. No classroom is immune to these issues or their interwe ...

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  9. Editor's Message: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

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    When my anxiety disorder was finally diagnosed as an adult, I was on the list for 12 sessions of one-on-one CBT. I felt truly lucky when a spot opened up. ...

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  10. CBT in Practice

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    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) combines basic theories about how people learn (behaviourism) with theories about the way people think about and interpret events in their lives (cognition). CBT is now firmly established as the leading psychological tr ...

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