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  1. Falling Off a Cliff at 19

    [Visions Article]

    Rethinking how we support transitions to adulthood Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, BC’s Representative for Children and Youth Reprinted from "Young People: Transitions" issue of Visions Journal ", 2015, 11 (2), pp. 5-6 Transitions are periods of ...

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  2. Families in Crisis and BC’s Mental Health Act

    [Visions Article]

    Deborah Conner Reprinted from "Families and Crisis" issue of Visions Journal, 2017, 12 (4), p. 7 In 2012, “approximately 11 million Canadians (38%) aged 15 and older reported having one or more immediate or extended family members with a mental ...

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  3. Family Caregiving: Don't Do It Alone

    [Workbook]

      Flipbook | More info sheets Information, Tips & Tools for Family Caregivers Author: Family Caregivers of British Columbia   An African proverb says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." Most of us are abl ...

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  4. Family Members Need Social Support

    [Visions Article]

    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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  5. Family Peer Support Buddy Program

    [Info Sheet]

    "[The best thing was] the acknowledgement that family members can give and receive help from other family members—We have something valuable to share." ...

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  6. Family Self-Care and Recovery from Mental Illness

    [Workbook]

      English PDF | More Fact Sheets This resource will talk about ways families can look after their own well-being while caring for a family member. It is important that caregivers remember their own health is equally important. Learning about mental health ...

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  7. Family Support and Involvement at Vancouver Coastal Health

    [Visions Article]

    Isabella Mori, MEd, MPCC ...

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  8. Family Toolkit

    [Workbook]

    When a family member suffers from a mental illness, one of the most important things to do is to take the time to learn about the disorder. By educating yourself as much as you can about the mental or substance use disorder, you can take an active role in ...

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  9. Fear, Anxiety and Getting an Education

    [Visions Article]

    Common Obstacles Sarah Newth, PhD ...

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  10. FRIENDS Parent Training

    [Visions Article]

    My son, Kelly, was one of the one-in-10 children in Canada who are born hard-wired for anxiety. 1 From the moment he was born, there was something about Kelly that was different. His dad and I couldn’t really put our finger on the difference, but it was t ...

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