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  1. Tips for good mental health

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    PDF Version   PDF | Rack card | More from the Plainer Language Series | Listen on SoundCloud   You have probably heard about different ways to take care of your body. Did you know that you can take care of your mind, too? Mental health is the way we think ...

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  2. What is anger?

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    PDF Version   PDF | Rack card | More from the Plainer Language Series | Listen on SoundCloud   Anger is a normal feeling. We all feel angry sometimes. Different people feel and show anger in different ways. ...

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  3. Editor's Message: Self-Management

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    Eric Macnaughton Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), p. 2 Illness management, self-care, or just self-management: all of these are terms that describe essentially the same thing. But just what is it? As you r ...

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  4. Self-Management in the Mental Health Field

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    Dan Bilsker, PhD Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 4-5 Self-management refers to an active engagement of the health care consumer in dealing with his or her disorder, meaning that the person with the di ...

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  5. Health Literacy and Management of Chronic Health Conditions

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    An issue related to self-management of chronic health conditions, whatever their nature, is literacy, or health literacy. This article will attempt to describe this relationship and consider its implications for people who are coping with chronic diseases ...

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  6. Mind vs. Matter

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    Perception and Recovery Coralie McCormick Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 11-12 Life is not easy and it can demand our complete attention, but the ability navigate life’s daily difficulties relies on ...

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  7. How Families Can Help in Self-Management of a Mental Disorder

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    Nicole Chovil, PhD Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 7-8 Families of people with serious mental disorders can be an invaluable source of support in management of mental disorders. Many people with serio ...

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  8. Caring for Self and Others

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    Consumer representation and participation on boards and committees has been an important step in improving the mental health system. A research study aimed at understanding consumers’ experiences on boards and committees highlighted important issues in re ...

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  9. Helping Myself to Help Myself

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    I am a therapist who works with people dealing with disordered eating. A major part of my work with clients is to help them discover ways to manage what seems like a flood of urges to binge, compulsions to purge and fears of getting uncontrollably fat. ...

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  10. Stepped Care

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    Moving Beyond the Vision to the Evidence John F. Anderson, MD Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 30-31 Background: Shared Care and Stepped Care In 1997, a Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) and Colle ...

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