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  1. Responding to Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

    [Visions Article]

    As parents, we all seem destined to come to grips with the role drugs and alcohol may play in our teens’ lives. Most of us will experience one of three scenarios: ...

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  2. Visions- Aboriginal People

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    PDF | Vol. 5, No. 1 (2008) This issue of Visions stirs new ground like no other issue has. If you identify yourself as Aboriginal, First Nation, Inuit or Metis, you will likely find much that resonates with you. If you don't indentify yourself that w ...

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  3. Visions- Schools

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    PDF | Vol. 5, No. 2 (2009) Mental health problems among elementary and high school students are much more common than many believe, and use of alcohol and other drugs by teenagers has its own misconceptions. No classroom is immune to these issues. Add to ...

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  4. Youth and Mental Health Problems

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    Angela* was a shy grade seven girl with few friends. She did very well in school until the spring term when she had to give a speech in her language arts class. She knew that a big percentage of her term mark would be based on her speech. ...

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  5. FRIENDS Parent Training

    [Visions Article]

    My son, Kelly, was one of the one-in-10 children in Canada who are born hard-wired for anxiety. 1 From the moment he was born, there was something about Kelly that was different. His dad and I couldn’t really put our finger on the difference, but it was t ...

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  6. Reaching Out

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    Two programs here in BC are doing their part to combat mental illness in schools and among young people. ReachOut Psychosis is a program of the BC Schizophrenia Society, funded by the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. It won the Sc ...

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  7. Visions- Workplaces

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    PDF | Vol. 5, No. 3 (2009) This issue of Visions explores mental illness in the workplace. You'll hear rational arguments as to why employers, managers, unions and employers should care. Stats will show how inaction can impact the bottom line, highli ...

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  8. Mental Illnesses in Children and Youth

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Kids and teens are constantly changing. They grow up quickly and before you know it, your giggly, energetic toddler is a teenager who sleeps until noon. As we grow, it’s normal to change as we learn new t ...

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  9. Visions- Cannabis

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    PDF | Vol. 5, No. 4 (2009) This issue of Visions examines the controversial role of cannabis in society, both on its own as a substance and in the broader context of mental health. You will read many different perspectives on cannabis use and supporting r ...

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  10. Visions- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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    Cognitive-behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a type of talk therapy that helps you understand the relationship between your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. It’s the leading type of therapy for many mental health and substance use issues, including depress ...

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