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  1. 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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  2. Mood Disorders

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    Moods are our emotions. They affect us every day. Sometimes we’re sad, other times we’re happy. We might even be sad and happy in the same day. But sometimes people’s mood can get “stuck” on sad. Or the moods might change a lot or become extreme. ...

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  3. 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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  4. Preventing Relapse of Depression

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      PDF | Module #1 | Module #2 Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   When you feel well, the last thing you want to think about is a relapse of depression. But you can do a lot to lower the risk of relapse if you plan ahead. Try thinkin ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Borderline Personality Disorder

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   In the past, people thought that someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD) was “on the borderline” between psychosis and neurosis (anxiety/depression). Today, we k ...

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  8. Psychosis

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    PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   What do you think of when you hear the word “psychotic?” Some people are scared of psychosis because of the way it’s shown on TV or in the movies. In real life, though, psych ...

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  9. Self-harm

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    PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   People go to great lengths to protect themselves from pain and injury. But some people hurt themselves on purpose to help them deal with bad feelings or thoughts. This is cal ...

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  10. Coping with Mental Health Crises and Emergencies

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Symptoms of a mental illness can be better or worse at times. This happens when people are doing their best to manage their illness, too. Experiencing worsening symptoms fo ...

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