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  1. Youth and Mental Health Problems

    [Visions Article]

    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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  2. FRIENDS Parent Training

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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Taming Worry Dragons

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    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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  8. Visions- LGBT

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    LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people often face prejudice, discrimination and isolation. Now imagine the doubly stigmatizing effect of being LGBT and having a mental illness or substance use problem. ...

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  9. Visions- Older Adult Immigrants and Refugees

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    PDF Version Immigrants and refugees face numerous challenges when they arrive in Canada, and older adults in particular may face additional hardships as they cope with the personal, family and society changes that affect mental health. Older adult immigra ...

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  10. 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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