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  1. It’s All About ‘Asking the Right Questions’

    [Visions Article]

    Asking the Right Questions 2 (ARQ2) is both a highly successful assessment tool and a one-day training session. The assessment tool provides clinicians with a helpful guide for beginning discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s for use ...

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  2. Drinking Guidelines: Supporting health and life

      English PDF | More Info Sheets Coast to coast to coast, Canada now has one set of recommendations to help people make decisions about alcohol. ...

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  3. Self-Management and Addictions

    [Visions Article]

    Lisa Dive, PhD (candidate) Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 12-13 An increasing body of literature supports treating addiction as a chronic relapsing disease, a move which is paralleled by similar shif ...

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  4. Evidence-Based Treatments for Alcohol Problems

    [Visions Article]

    Brief Interventions Julian M. Somers MSc, PhD, RPsych Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 29-30 Problems involving alcohol are common, and take on a variety of forms. Numerous interventions for alcohol pr ...

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  5. Wellness: Grappling with Its Simplicity and Complexity

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    Is mental wellness simply a matter of not experiencing a mental illness or substance use problem? Most feel that there is substantially more to wellness than the lack of a problem, and influential researchers like Corey Keyes are expanding this idea. Shif ...

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  6. A Wellness Perspective of Substance Use

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    A common perception of substance use says that someone becomes addicted and is powerless to control their drug use. But is this an accurate or useful approach? When we look at factors that influence substance use—from individual factors to factors in our ...

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  7. Mental Health Literacy

    [Visions Article]

    Medical literacy—understanding how to talk to doctors and take prescription medication—is an important part of health literacy, but we need to look at the bigger picture. How do our relationships, our neighbourhoods and our communities affect our health? ...

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  8. Editor's Message: Health Literacy

    [Visions Article]

    The idea of health literacy is both familiar and unfamiliar. At the basic level, there is an intuitive understanding of what literacy means and how it might apply to health. But through his work in mental health, Jonny began to understand the nuances of t ...

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  9. What Would a Family-Centred Mental Health and Substance Use Care System Look Like?

    [Visions Article]

    If our mental health and substance use care system had families at its centre, what would it look like? As participants in a forum hosted by the Health Minds/Healthy People Directorate shared their experiences and reflected on other’s stories, it became c ...

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  10. You matter

    [Workbook]

      English PDF | Next section | Workbook home Whether you’re on your own or have a string of living beings to care for—a spouse, children, elderly parents, pets—your role in this world is important. Like everyone else, you matter. And because you matter, y ...

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