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  1. Mental Illnesses in Children and Youth

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Kids and teens are constantly changing. They grow up quickly and before you know it, your giggly, energetic toddler is a teenager who sleeps until noon. As we grow, it’s normal to change as we learn new t ...

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  2. Improving Mental Health

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets When it comes to our physical health, we all have strategies to stay healthy. We might take the stairs instead of the elevator, make sure we eat our veggies, or wear sunscreen to protect our skin. Safeguarding our mental h ...

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  3. Housing for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Problems

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Decent, safe, affordable housing is one of the most important factors that affect our mental health. Poor housing, such as housing that’s too expensive, run-down or over-crowded,  can lead to poor overall ...

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  4. Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol and Other Drugs

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    Download PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Part of the essence of being human is experiencing moods (e.g., anxious or depressed) and fluctuations in mood over the course of our lifetime. ...

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  5. 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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  6. Working with your Doctor for Mental Illnesses

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      Download PDF | Module #1 | Module #3 Talking to your health professional about a mental illness is a very important first step. It’s the beginning of your journey to wellness. Once you’ve received a diagnosis, you and your health professional will need ...

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  7. Preventing Relapse of Mental Illnesses

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      Download PDF (2.9 Mb) | Module #1 | Module #2 When you feel well, the last thing you want to think about is a relapse of a mental illness. But you can do a lot to lower the risk of relapse if you plan ahead. Try thinking of it this way: if you injure yo ...

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  8. Promoting positive mental health through a socio-ecological approach

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    Download the document PDF (187 Kb) It’s easy to think of peace as the absence of hostility, conflict or war, or in a more internal sense as not feeling stress, anxiety or emotional distress. Yet some of the most encompassing and enriching views of peace ( ...

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  9. Health promotion and alcohol in the campus community

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    Download the document PDF (178 Kb) A significant challenge to health promotion around alcohol use in a postsecondary context is the cultural status that heavy drinking episodes have acquired as an accepted rite of passage marking transition into more inde ...

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  10. What is depression?

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      English PDF | More from the Plainer Language Series | More Fact Sheets | Listen on SoundCloud   Depression is a mental illness. It affects the way you feel. The way you feel is called your mood. ...

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