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  1. Being Seen and Heard

    [Visions Article]

    It matters in wellness; it matters even more in crisis Keli Anderson Reprinted from "Families and Crisis" issue of Visions Journal, 2017, 12 (4), p. 5 How can we best support families of young people with mental health challenges when they’re in ...

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  2. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Aboriginal people

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    PDF Version   Download PDF | More Fact Sheets Bipolar disorder is an illness in which people have mood swings that are out of proportion to what is going on in their lives. You experience emotional highs (called mania) and lows (called depression), with p ...

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  3. Bipolar Disorder: Effects on the family

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder characterized by extreme changes in moods. It is an illness that not only affects the individual but their family and friends as well. Liv ...

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  4. Bipolar Disorder: Myths and facts

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Myth: Bipolar disorder cannot be diagnosed as easily as physical illness. Fact: Bipolar disorder can be diagnosed similarly to physical illnesses. While there are no physical ...

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  5. Body Image & Self-Esteem

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    PDF Version Body image is both the mental picture that you have of your body, and how you perceive yourself when you look in a mirror. Self- esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person—it is the “real” opinion that you have of yourself. ...

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  6. Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours and Young People

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Body-focused repetitive behaviours, or BFRBs, are a cluster of habitual behaviours that include hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, nose picking, and lip or cheek biting. Currently, the most recent edition of th ...

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  7. Boys, and How We Can Reach Them

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    Anita Roberts Web-only article from "Men" issue of Visions Journal, 2005, 2(5) The World of Boys Every day we send our boys out into the world of other boys. A world where they have to constantly be on their guard against potential humiliation a ...

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  8. Breaking the Cycle of Crisis

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    The role of police in a crisis intervention Deborah Skaey, BA, MA (pending), APR Reprinted from "Families and Crisis" issue of Visions Journal, 2017, 12 (4), p. 36 With the shift from institutional care to community-based mental health care, mor ...

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  9. Cannabis and Mental Health

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      English PDF | More Info Sheets Cannabis, also known as marijuana, has a complicated reputation. On one hand, some people use cannabis as medicine. On the other hand, others link it to mental health problems. So what do we know? Does cannabis cause psych ...

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  10. Cannabis Use and Youth: A parent's guide

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Everywhere you turn today, it seems somebody is talking about cannabis. ...

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