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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Learn About Cocaine

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    Cocaine is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that affects how we think and behave. It is a stimulant that speeds up our breathing, heart rate, thoughts and actions. ...

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  6. Bipolar Disorder

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    Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder. It's made up of two parts: mania (high mood) and depression (low mood). ...

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  7. Schizophrenia

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Schizophrenia can be a frightening experience on its own. Unfortunately, it’s often misunderstood, in part due to sensational stories in the news and other media. Some peop ...

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  8. Stress

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   You have a major deadline coming up tomorrow and you still have a ton of work to do. Your child’s principal called; your child is being disruptive... again. You have 12 peo ...

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  9. Learn About Caffeine

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    Caffeine is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that affects how we think and feel. It is a stimulant that speeds up our breathing, heart rate, thoughts and actions. ...

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  10. Learn About Tripping

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    When a person says they are “tripping,” it means they are experiencing the effects of hallucinogens. Hallucinogens are psychoactive (mind-altering) drugs that significantly alter our senses and perceptions. Some common ones are magic mushrooms, LSD and ec ...

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