Publications Available – October 2019

The following are publications for consumers, family & Friends:

Health Anxiety Info Sheet by Anxiety Canada

Health anxiety is any anxiety around health and well-being. It isn’t an illness in itself, but it can be part of an anxiety disorder or other health problem. People experience excessive anxiety around health and find their anxiety difficult to control. Health anxiety can look quite different among different people. Some people spend a lot of time going to doctors or seeking reassurance from others that their health is under control. Others may refuse to seek medical attention over fears that their worried will be confirmed. Learn more about health anxiety and find tools you can use at home.

Visions Journal: Supporting Adult Children

The latest issue of Visions Journal on Supporting Adult Children explores the roles and relationships between caregivers and adult children who experience a mental illness or substance use problem. Learn from caregivers at different points in their own journeys, find resources to help caregivers care for themselves and innovative approaches to sharing caregiving tasks, and explore skills to help you set boundaries and build respectful relationships. Read the latest Visions.

Share your workplace bullying and harassment story
We’re seeking personal experience stories for an upcoming Workplace Bullying and Harassment issue of Visions Journal. Writers who are confirmed to contribute receive a $75 honorarium! If you’re interested in contributing, don’t start writing yet but tell us in a few sentences a little bit about yourself and what happened in your workplace. Please email visions@heretohelp.bc.ca.

Cannabis Use and Youth: A parent’s guide by the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

This workbook is for parents and caregivers of youth. You’ll find evidence-based information about cannabis and potential risks for young people and find tips and strategies to help you talk to your youth about cannabis. This is an excellent resource for all caregivers, whether you want good information so you can answer questions from a young person or you have more serious concerns about a young person’s cannabis use. Read the guide.

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