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  1. 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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  2. Understanding Substance Use: A health promotion perspective

    [Info Sheet]

    Health is a state of total well-being—physical, mental and social—helping us both survive and thrive in our everyday lives. ...

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  3. Depression

    [Info Sheet]

    Depression, also known as clinical or major depression, is a mood disorder that will affect one in eight Canadians at some point in their lives. It changes the way people feel, leaving them with mental and physical symptoms for long periods of time. ...

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  4. Evaluating Information on Mental Health and Substance Use

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   With all of the information coming at us these days, it can be hard to filter out what is good information and what information isn't so good. This is especially true ...

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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

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   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 ...

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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 info sheets While no substance is completely safe, people who use substances can reduce the risks of some harms. ...

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  10. Seniors and Depression: Information you need to know

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   We all feel down or sad from time to time. But when the feeling won’t go away and you start to lose interest in the things you enjoy you could be experiencing symptoms of depression. ...

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