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  1. Taming Worry Dragons

    [Visions Article]

    In the early 1990s, Dr. Jane Garland imagined adapting cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to better serve anxious children. CBT is known to be effective for anxiety, but it can be difficult to motivate children to practise the essential skills. ...

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  2. Disordered Eating: A guide for parents and youth

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    Disordered eating consists of a range of thoughts and feelings about food and body image that lie between healthy/normal eating habits with body acceptance at one end and eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder) at the other. ...

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  3. Health and Wellness: A guide for parents and youth

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    The key strategies to feeling and looking your best and having a positive outlook in life are to eat well, keep active, and maintain a healthy body weight. It’s not easy to eat well consistently and keep fit with a busy schedule and fast food so easily av ...

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  4. Males and Disordered Eating: A guide for parents and youth

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    Disordered eating issues are mainly associated with girls and women, but boys and men are just as susceptible as females. While males with disordered eating issues display the same kinds of emotional, physical, and behavioral signs and symptoms as girls a ...

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  5. Resiliency: A guide for parents and youth

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets On this page: What can I do? How do I know if I am a resilient person? Why is resiliency important? Parents often think that it’s easy to be a kid or a teenager. The way they see it, there might be homewo ...

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  6. Body Image and Self-Esteem: A guide for parents and youth

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    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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  7. From Anger to Compassion

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    Valerie Porr understands pain. When one of her family members was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in 1990, Porr was very confused and upset by the diagnosis. At that time, she found little information about this mental disorder or how ...

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

      English PDF | More Info Sheets Everywhere you turn today, it seems somebody is talking about cannabis. ...

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  9. What is suicide?

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      English PDF | More from the Plainer Language Series | More Fact Sheets | Listen on SoundCloud   Suicide means ending your own life. It is sometimes a way for people to escape pain or suffering. When someone ends their own life, we say that they “died by ...

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  10. How Families Can Help in Self-Management of a Mental Disorder

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    Nicole Chovil, PhD Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 7-8 Families of people with serious mental disorders can be an invaluable source of support in management of mental disorders. Many people with serio ...

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