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  1. Suicide

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   It isn’t a topic most people want to talk about, but odds are you know someone who has attempted or died by suicide. Maybe you’ve even lost a friend, family member or cowor ...

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  2. Screening Self-Tests

    Screening self-tests are tools that help you look at your mental health or wellness. These tests look for signs or symptoms that can show up in some mental illnesses. They can also help you look at patterns of feelings or patterns of substance use. While ...

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  3. Cross-cultural Mental Health and Substance Use

    [Info Sheet]

    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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  4. Schizophrenia

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Schizophrenia can be a frightening experience on its own. Unfortunately, it’s often misunderstood, in part due to sensational stories in the news and other media. Some peop ...

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  5. Looking Into the Cultural Mirror

    [Visions Article]

    Addiction, secret lives and lost personhood R. Dan Small, PhD Reprinted from "Stigma" issue of Visions Journal, 2005, 2(6), pp. 29-30 "... I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because y ...

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  6. Exploring the Role that Ethnicity and Culture Play in Disordered Eating

    [Visions Article]

    Esther Kane, MSW, RCC Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, 1(16), p. 10 My journey over the past 15-plus years to understand disordered eating has been extraordinary. It started in my teens when I suffered with bulim ...

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  7. A Safe Night Out

    [Info Sheet]

      English PDF | More Info Sheets While the safest option may be to avoid both drinking and going to places where alcohol is served, there are ways to have a safe night out that involves alcohol. Planning to drink moderately is one step toward a safer nigh ...

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  8. Dealing with Psychosis: A Toolkit for Moving Forward with Your Life

    [Workbook]

    Psychosis can be a disruptive, confusing, and frightening experience. Hearing voices or thinking unusual or disturbing thoughts is common in psychosis. Having psychosis makes it difficult to figure out what is really happening and what may be a trick of t ...

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  9. Safer Use Series

    [Info Sheet]

      More Fact Sheets While no substance is completely safe, people who use substances can reduce the risks of some harms. ...

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  10. Bullying

    [Info Sheet]

      English PDF | More Info Sheets Everyone seems to be talking about bullying these days, and not just at school. From parents to politicians, many people have something to say about bullying. But have you ever stopped to think: what exactly is bullying? A ...

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