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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Health promotion and alcohol in the campus community

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      PDF Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   A significant challenge to health promotion around alcohol use in a postsecondary context is the cultural status that heavy drinking episodes have acquired as an accepted rite of passage markin ...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. What is depression?

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      English PDF | More from the Plainer Language Series | More Fact Sheets | Listen on SoundCloud   Depression is a mental illness. It affects the way you feel. The way you feel is called your mood. ...

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  10. What is suicide?

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    PDF Version   PDF | Rack card | More from the Plainer Language Series | Listen on SoundCloud   Suicide means ending your own life. It is sometimes a way for people to escape pain or suffering. When someone ends their own life, we say that they “died by su ...

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