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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. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Most of us have had times when we find ourselves thinking about something constantly. We might daydream about someone or something, get a catchy tune stuck in our heads, or worry that we forgot to lock th ...

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  4. Panic Disorder

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets You're waiting in line at the bank. You’re running late, you have a million other errands to run and the child at the back of the line won’t stop screaming. Suddenly you start feeling strange. Your h ...

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  5. Seasonal Affective Disorder

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Have you ever noticed how different you feel when the sun is shining on your face? How about when it’s rainy and dreary here in BC? How do you feel then? Everyone’s mood can be affected by the weather. It ...

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  6. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Worry is a normal reaction to a stressful or troubling event, and it usually goes away on its own. But what happens when the worry doesn’t go away? Some people worry all the time—even when everything is o ...

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  7. Social Anxiety Disorder

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Amal is a young man in his 20s. When he was a child, everyone thought he was very shy. Now that he’s in university, he’s having a hard time fitting in. He rarely joins class discussions, and he avoids tal ...

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  8. 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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  9. Disordered Eating: A guide for parents and youth

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    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 other. ...

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  10. Health and Wellness: A guide for parents and youth

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    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 so easily av ...

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