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  1. Health & Wellness

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    PDF Version The key strategies to feeling and looking your best and having a positive outlook in life are to eat well, keep active, and maintain a healthy body weight. It’s not easy to eat well consistently and keep fit with a busy schedule and fast food ...

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  2. Young Men & Disordered Eating

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    PDF Version Disordered eating issues are mainly associated with girls and women, but boys and men are just as susceptible as females. While males with disordered eating issues display the same kinds of emotional, physical, and behavioral signs and symptom ...

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  3. Media Literacy

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    Have you ever looked in the mirror and not liked what you’ve seen? You are not alone. Maybe your body hasn’t actually changed, but your perception of it has. We all have days when we feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies and feel the pressure to mea ...

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  4. Resilience: "Bouncing Back"

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets A guide for parents and youth Author: Jessie's Legacy, a program of Family Services of the North Shore   Why is resilience important? Whether you’re 8 or 18 years old, life can be tough. Stress can come from many ...

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  5. Body Image & Self-Esteem

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    PDF Version Body image is both the mental picture that you have of your body, and how you perceive yourself when you look in a mirror. Self- esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person—it is the “real” opinion that you have of yourself. ...

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  6. Visions- Social Support

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    PDF | Vol. 6, No. 4 (2011) In this issue of Visions, we examine the many faces and facets of social support. Social support—that is, being connected to others who care—is an important part of overall health and well-being. The positive effects of social s ...

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  7. Family Members Need Social Support

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    Family members are sometimes worried their entire family will be judged or discriminated against if people know one of their members has a mental illness. Keeping this concern to themselves can mean that these family members may be cut off from the social ...

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  8. Eating Disorders and Social Support

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    “In the process of recovery from physical or emotional illness, addiction, and specifically eating disorders, social support is the very ‘cradle’ in which recovery takes place.” 1 With eating disorders, the cradle metaphor is very apt. The love and suppor ...

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  9. Visions- Borderline Personality Disorder

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    This issue of Visions explores borderline personality disorder (BPD). The term “borderline” comes from early researchers who felt that people were “on the borderline” of psychosis and neuroses like anxiety and depression. ...

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  10. From Anger to Compassion

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    Valerie Porr understands pain. When one of her family members was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in 1990, Porr was very confused and upset by the diagnosis. At that time, she found little information about this mental disorder or how ...

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