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  1. Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours and Young People

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Body-focused repetitive behaviours, or BFRBs, are a cluster of habitual behaviours that include hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, nose picking, and lip or cheek biting. Currently, the most recent edition of th ...

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  2. Borderline Personality Disorder

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   In the past, people thought that someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD) was “on the borderline” between psychosis and neurosis (anxiety/depression). Today, we k ...

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  3. 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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  4. Cannabis (Marijuana) and Psychosis

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    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   People at risk for schizophrenia who use cannabis get their first symptoms at a younger age, and people with a mental illness who use cannabis have a harder time in their recovery. ...

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  5. Cannabis and Mental Health

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      English PDF | More Info Sheets Cannabis, also known as marijuana, has a complicated reputation. On one hand, some people use cannabis as medicine. On the other hand, others link it to mental health problems. So what do we know? Does cannabis cause psych ...

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  6. Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Mental Health Issue

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    Our experiences in childhood play a big part in shaping our health and well-being throughout our lives. Sexual abuse in childhood can leave scars that can last for a long time. But many cases are never reported. ...

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  7. Choosing a Support Group that's Right for You

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Support groups are a way for people with a common experience to help each other and learn from each other. There are support groups for people with any experien ...

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  8. Coping with Mental Health Crises and Emergencies

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Symptoms of a mental illness can be better or worse at times. This happens when people are doing their best to manage their illness, too. Experiencing worsening symptoms fo ...

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  9. 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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  10. Dealing with a Depression Diagnosis

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    Being diagnosed with anything can be hard, but a mental health diagnosis can be particularly hard to deal with. You might wonder why this has happened to you and how a diagnosis will affect your life. But no matter what, it’s important to remember that yo ...

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