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  1. 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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  2. Learn About Inhalants

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    Inhalants are products that give off chemical vapours. Many inhalants are volatile solvents—gasoline, paint thinner, glue—used to perform everyday tasks at home, school or work. They are not intended for inhalation. When purposely inhaled, often from a ba ...

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  3. Learn About Steroids

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    Steroids or, more precisely, androgenic anabolic steroids, are a class of drugs similar to the male hormone testosterone. These drugs have muscle-building (anabolic), masculinizing (androgenic) and mind-altering (psychoactive) effects. ...

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Cross-cultural Mental Health and Substance Use

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    Our communities are culturally diverse. We know that mental health and substance use problems affect everyone, regardless of their background, culture or ethnicity, but current mental health and substance use services may not be able to respond to the div ...

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