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“Carry It” Toolkit to prevent opioid overdose
Aug 6th, 2021

Your campus needs to prevent and respond to opioid overdoses.  The opioid overdose crisis in Canada is real and growing. It claimed 4,460 lives in 2018 alone. And youth are at high risk. …

Fast Facts about Mental Health and Mental Illness
Jul 19th, 2021

Mental health and mental illness: what’s the difference? Mental health and mental illness are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. “Mental health” is a concept similar…

Dec 5th, 2018

Many of us lead busy lives. We are busy thinking about yesterday and busy planning for tomorrow. When we focus on the past and future, we aren’t paying a lot of attention…

Dec 5th, 2018

Many people find that the simple act of talking with family and friends can help them see a new perspective, solve a problem, or simply feel supported. Sometimes talking with…

Medications for Mental Illness
Dec 5th, 2018

The decision to use medication—or any other treatment—is an ongoing conversation between you and your doctor. Since you are the most important part of your treatment plan, your choices and…

Concurrent Mental Illness and Substance Use Problems
Dec 4th, 2018

What do we mean? A concurrent mental illness and substance use problem means that someone experiences a mental illness and, at the same time, uses substances like alcohol or other…

Overdose Prevention
Aug 31st, 2018

What is an overdose?  Overdose occurs when someone takes one or more drugs in a quantity or combination that exceeds what their body can handle. Overdose can happen with many…

Care for the Caregiver
Aug 30th, 2018

More and more Canadians take care of friends, family members, and loved ones of all ages living with a mental health problem, whether they live together at home or not….

Anxiety Disorders
Feb 28th, 2016

We all feel nervous or worried at times. This anxiety can be a helpful feeling when it motivates us or warns us of danger. An anxiety disorder, on the other…