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  1. Origami: Therapeutic Magic

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    I have been teaching origami—the Japanese art of folding paper to form objects—for the past nine years. I have studied the art form for 16 years. I fold every day, and when time and circumstances permit, I fold for most of the day. ...

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  2. Psychotherapies for Borderline Personality Disorder

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    The big four in current use The treatment of choice for borderline personality disorder (BPD) is psychotherapy. Currently, four forms of psychotherapy have been found to be effective in treating those with BPD. 1 ...

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  3. DBT Centre of Vancouver

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    Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is the leading psychological treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD). It was developed 15 years ago by Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington in Seattle. DBT has been widely researched and proven to ...

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  4. Dealing with a Depression Diagnosis

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    Being diagnosed with anything can be hard, but a mental health diagnosis can be particularly hard to deal with. You might wonder why this has happened to you and how a diagnosis will affect your life. But no matter what, it’s important to remember that yo ...

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  5. Working with your Doctor for Depression

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    Talking to your health professional about depression 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 to build a treatment plan that works for you. ...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. What is a mental illness?

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    PDF Version   PDF | Rack card | More from the Plainer Language Series | Listen on SoundCloud   A mental illness is a real health problem that affects the mind. A mental illness changes the way you think, feel and act. These changes can be upsetting. Menta ...

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