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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Suicide

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   It isn’t a topic most people want to talk about, but odds are you know someone who has attempted or died by suicide. Maybe you’ve even lost a friend, family member or cowor ...

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  9. Supporting a Friend or Family Member with a Mental Illness

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Fact Sheets It can be scary when someone you love is sick. It can be especially scary if they’re diagnosed with a mental illness. It’s hard to see someone you love in pain and it’s confusing when someone you know wel ...

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  10. Learn About MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly)

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    MDMA is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that affects how we think and behave. Ecstasy and molly are common names for the drug. MDMA is a stimulant that speeds up our breathing, heart rate, thoughts and actions. But it also is sometimes considered a ha ...

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