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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Depression

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    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. New Visions on Housing and Homelessness

    Check out the latest issue of Visions: BC's Mental Health and Addictions Journal on housing and homelessness. You’ll come to realize just how deeply entrenched mental illness and addiction are in BC’s homelessness landscape. This issue is full of hea ...

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  6. Looking Into the Cultural Mirror

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

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    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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  8. eVisions- Medications

          eVisions- Medications Vol. 4 | No. 2 | Fall 2007 online table of contents and PDFs: www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/visions   Background Experiences and Perspectives     Background Editor’s Message--Sarah Hamid-Balma Reflecting on her personal exp ...

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  9. New Visions issue on Medications

    Check out the latest issue of  Visions: BC's Mental Health and Addictions Journal on medications. Medications are often a double-edged sword. They can lift symptoms of mental illness or addiction so that people can feel well enough to do all the othe ...

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  10. eVisions- Campuses

          eVisions- Campuses Vol. 4 | No. 3 | Spring 2008 online table of contents and PDFs: www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/visions   Background Experiences and Perspectives Alternatives and Approaches Regional Programs Resources   Background   Editor' ...

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