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PDF | Vol. 1, No. 18 (2003)

Self-management is a term in the clinical community that basically means self-care and empowering individuals and families in managing their conditions. This issue of Visions investigates what the concept means for people with mental illnesses or addictions and includes personal stories of hope and recovery, self-help strategies, community projects and resources.


  • Editor's Message
    (Eric Macnaughton)

  • Self-Management in the Mental Health Field
    (Dan Bilsker)

  • How Families Can Help in Self-Management of a Mental Disorder
    (Nicole Chovil)

  • Health Literacy and Management of Chronic Health Conditions
    (Irving Rootman)

  • Self-Efficacy and the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
    (Patrick McGowan)

  • Mind vs. Matter: Perception and Recovery
    (Coralie McCormick)

  • Self-Management and Addictions
    (Lisa Dive)

  • Caring for Self and Others: Consumer Board and Committee Participation
    (Deborah MacNamara)

Experiences and Perspectives

  • The Challenge to Manage
    (Nan Dickie)

  • Limitations and Complexities of my Self-Management
    (Sarah Hamid-Balma)

  • My Brother's Nightmare: Coming to Terms with and Learning to Manage Hallucinations
    (M.C. Wong)

  • Self-Management of Psychosis and Schizophrenia

  • Valuable Advice
    (Jim Gifford)

  • On the Morning Tides: Hope in Self-Management of Mental Illness
    (Scott Whyte)

  • Self-Control and Bipolar Mood Disorder

  • My Path to Wellness: From Psychotic Depression to Recovery
    (Debbie Sesula)

Alternatives and Approaches

  • Tips for Self-Management of Eating Disorder Symptoms
    (Tannis Hugill)

  • Practical Mindfulness: Tending the Mind and Spirit to Mend the Mood
    (Victoria Maxwell)

  • Bipolar Self-Management Program Review

  • Hearing Voices that are not Real
    (Cynthia Row)

  • Checking Things Out
    (Punkaj Bhushan)

  • Evidence-Based Treatments for Alcohol Problems: Brief Interventions
    (Julian M. Somers)

  • Stepped Care: Moving Beyond the Vision to the Evidence
    (John F. Anderson)

Regional Programs

  • Building Mental Health Literacy: The Mental Illness First Aid Course
    (Jonathan Oldman)

  • 'Don't Trust Anyone Over 30': Youth Net Facilitates Mental Health Literacy by Youth for Youth
    (Amanda Walker)

  • Visioning Recovery in a Day Program: Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Day Program
    (Otto Lim)

  • Early Psychosis Intervention: Group Therapy
    (Marie Nightingale)

  • Survey of Chronic Disease Management in BC: Focus on Self-Management of Mental Illness within Primary Care
    (Mykle Ludvigsen)

  • BC Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Depression
    (Raymond W. Lam)

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management: Program Effective Over the Long Haul
    (Kathy Smith)

  • Turning Over a New LEAF: A Self-Management Program for Adults with Panic Disorder
    (Sarah Newth)

  • LEAF Participant Story
    (Mykle Ludvigsen)

  • Getting from Where We Are to Where We Want To Be
    (Debbie Sesula)

  • My BRIDGES Diary
    (Tracy May)


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