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20 stories for: Substance Use
How colonial institutions carry on the legacy of residential schools TJ Felix Reprinted from the Supporting Parents issue of Visions Journal, 2021, 17 (1), pp. 26-28
Kristyl Reprinted from the Supporting Parents issue of Visions Journal, 2021, 17 (1), pp. 20-21
Transition was the biggest blessing in Cole’s life, but it also brought along the stress of navigating a major life transition without the support of family, friends, and community members. He… read more
Growing up, Troy ran into the wrong crowd. He was introduced to drugs and discovered a new way to feel power, and dropped out of school in Grade 10. But he wanted more—a family—and he knew he needed… read more
Jason has had a difficult life including sexual abuse and repeated incarceration. Drug addiction has been a constant influence, and depression has simultaneously overwhelmed him with negative… read more
Jillian’s story of depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance use is a story of pain—and self-discovery. She recognizes her early warning signs and that ignoring or minimizing them means slipping down a… read more
A case manager's perspective on homelessness and the importance of secure housing Dale Wallace Visions Journal, 2019, 14 (4), pp. 23-25 There is little doubt that having a home makes it easier… read more
Mindfulness as an alternative to alcohol Maureen, BA, MPA Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (2), p. 16
Linda Del Degan Reprinted from "Families and Crisis" issue of Visions Journal, 2017, 12 (4), p. 25 I walk quietly into the room. My daughter-in law has a contented smile on her face. My grandson,… read more
Reflections of a mental health nurse on reducing stigma Michelle C. Danda, MN, RN, CPNHM(C)

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