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  1. Editor's Message

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    Sarah Hamid-Balma Reprinted from "Workplace: Transitions" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 11 (3), p. 4 The start of a new year seems an appropriate time to talk about transitions, changes and new paths. So, off the heels of our Youth Transitions ...

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  2. Resources

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    Reprinted from "Seniors' Mental Health" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, No. 15, pp. 45-46 For Seniors and Caregivers Office for the Special Advisor for Women and Seniors Health, Ministry of Health Services: www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/seni ...

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  3. Quality Childcare = Caring Family Support

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    When we welcome a child into a high-quality child care setting, we also welcome the child’s family. In the close and caring relationships we build with our families, we are sometimes the first community partners to see signs of distress. If a family is de ...

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  4. Responding to Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

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    As parents, we all seem destined to come to grips with the role drugs and alcohol may play in our teens’ lives. Most of us will experience one of three scenarios: ...

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  5. ‘Co-ed’ Parent Group

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    As a therapist with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Cowichan Valley Branch, Gabriele works with young people who struggle with eating disorders. She is often approached by parents interested in meeting with other parents. Early this year, in resp ...

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  6. Quality Info on Kids’ Mental Health

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    I met Dan Offord only a few times before he died in 2004. In 2003 I was hired to build public awareness for the small—but respected—research centre that would later bear his name. ...

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  7. Visions- First Responders for Young People

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 2 (2006) The common saying that "it takes a village to raise a child" rings true as this issue looks at first responders. Parents, school counsellor, teacher, police, firemen, friend, coaches and other members of our society mu ...

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  8. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Aboriginal people

    [Info Sheet]

      More Fact Sheets Bipolar disorder is an illness in which people have mood swings that are out of proportion to what is going on in their lives. You experience emotional highs (called mania) and lows (called depression), with periods of normal mood in be ...

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  9. Visions- Workplace: Transitions

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    PDF | Vol. 11, No. 3 (2016) This issue of Visions focuses on transitions related to leaving the workplace. Leaving your job is commonly thought to be one of the most stressful transitions a person can face. Worries about the future, fears about regaining ...

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  10. Visions- Trauma and Victimization

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    PDF | Vol. 7, No. 2 (2007) The relationship between traumatizing events—including being a victim of crime—and mental health/illness is complex. The latest issue of Visions Journal on Trauma and Victimization looks at some of these complexities as well as ...

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