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  1. Cross-cultural Mental Health and Substance Use

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    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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  2. Helping People who Use Substances: A health promotion perspective

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    All psychoactive or “mind-altering” substances, from caffeine to heroin, involve some risk. For thousands of years, people have been using these substances for their benefits, but the risk of experiencing short- or long-term harms is always there. ...

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  3. Understanding Substance Use: A health promotion perspective

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    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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  4. 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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  5. Safer Use Series

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

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  6. Seniors and Depression: Information you need to know

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      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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  7. Hosting a Teen Party

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Different families have different attitudes about teens and alcohol. Some parents prefer that their teen never use alcohol, even in adulthood. Other parents allow their child ...

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  8. Talking to Your Child or Teen About Anxiety

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      PDF | More info sheets Children and teens often don’t recognize their anxiety for what it is. Instead, they may think there is something “wrong” with them. Children may focus on the physical symptoms of anxiety (e.g. stomachaches). Teens may think they ...

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  9. Wellness Module 9: Finding Balance

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      Download PDF | Photocopy-friendly PDF | Rack card PDF | More Wellness Modules   Author: CMHA BC     Do you feel like you have no control in your life? Do you feel bad for spending time in one area of your life versus another? Do you run out of energy to ...

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  10. Bullying

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      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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