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  1. Connecting the Dots

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    Privacy, information-sharing and family participation in the mental health system Clara Sitar, BSW, MSW, RSW Reprinted from "Families and Crisis" issue of Visions Journal, 2017, 12 (4), p. 31 The experiences of family members in the mental healt ...

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  2. Couples

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    PDF | Vol. 10, No. 4 (2015) Background Editor's Message (Sarah Hamid-Balma) Mental Illness in Couple Relationships (Pierre Imlay) Experiences and Perspectives I Wanted to Cry (Allen Lam) ...

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  3. Creating Community in the Middle of a Crisis

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    Katrina Jensen Reprinted from "Opioids" issue of Visions Journal, 2018, 13 (3), p. 40 At the end of 2016, I received an important email. The email had been forwarded to me by someone who had received it from someone else who had received it from ...

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  4. Depression: A Guide for Aboriginal People

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Depression affects your mood—the way you feel. It’s normal to feel sad or upset from time to time. Depression is more than just a bad day. ...

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  5. Disordered Eating

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    PDF Version 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 ot ...

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  6. Duncan’s Overdose Prevention Site

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    Serving the community and making positive change Melissa Middlemass Reprinted from "Opioids" issue of Visions Journal, 2018, 13 (3), p. 29 The overdose prevention site in the city of Duncan on Vancouver Island opened on September 12, 2017,  as p ...

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  7. Early Psychosis: How to Help Recovery

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    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   What family and friends need to know "My daughter didn’t know at first what she needed, but she did need us. It took some time, but now her good days are the norm rather than the ...

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  8. Eating Disorders and Social Support

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    “In the process of recovery from physical or emotional illness, addiction, and specifically eating disorders, social support is the very ‘cradle’ in which recovery takes place.” 1 With eating disorders, the cradle metaphor is very apt. The love and suppor ...

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  9. Editor's Message

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    Sarah Hamid-Balma Reprinted from "Couples" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 10 (4), p. 4 Couples, Spouses, Partners, Significant Others—whatever terms you prefer, this issue of Visions looks at mental health and substance use experiences in the c ...

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  10. Editor's Message

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    Sarah Hamid-Balma Reprinted from "Young People: Transitions" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 11 (2), p. 4 Transitions are tricky—and they matter to Visions readers. In fact, based on your votes, this is the first of two issues focusing on transi ...

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