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  1. Dealing with a Mental Illness Diagnosis

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      Download PDF | Module #2 | Module #3 No one wants to feel unwell. Talking to your doctor or other health professional about problems with your thinking, your mood or your behaviours is an important first step. But if you’re diagnosed with a mental illne ...

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  2. 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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  3. Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol and Other Drugs

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    PDF Version PDF | More info sheets Changes in our mood and anxiety levels are part of life. We want to feel well often, with a good mood and no anxiety. It's also normal to feel down or low after a disappointment, loss, frustration, or difficult day. ...

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  4. Depression: A Guide for Aboriginal People

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Depression affects your mood—the way you feel. It’s normal to feel sad or upset from time to time. Depression is more than just a bad day. ...

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  5. Disordered Eating

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    PDF Version Disordered eating consists of a range of thoughts and feelings about food and body image that lie between healthy/normal eating habits with body acceptance at one end and eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder) at the ot ...

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  6. Dissociative Identity Disorder

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Dissociative identity disorder or DID means that people experience two or more distinct parts that make up their whole identity. It’s part of a group of mental ...

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  7. Early Psychosis: How to Help Recovery

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    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   What family and friends need to know "My daughter didn’t know at first what she needed, but she did need us. It took some time, but now her good days are the norm rather than the ...

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  8. Eating Disorders

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    Millions of people aren’t happy with the way they look. In fact, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre estimates that up to 40% of nine year-old girls have dieted to lose weight—even when they were at a normal weight. ...

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  9. Effective Communication: Improving your Social Skills

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    Author: AnxietyBC   Building good relationships with other people can greatly reduce stress and anxiety in your life. In fact, improving your social support is linked to better mental health in general, since having good friends can act as a “buffer” for ...

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  10. 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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