Skip header and navigation

15 records – page 1 of 1.

Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0740
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Being assertive means standing up for yourself and your rights. On the other hand, being aggressive means standing up for your rights while violating another person's rights. Sometimes it is hard to assert ourselves with others. This 1 page sheet outlines some ways to act and respond assertively.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Assertiveness
Mental Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Assertiveness (Psychology)
Mental health
Abstract
Being assertive means standing up for yourself and your rights. On the other hand, being aggressive means standing up for your rights while violating another person's rights. Sometimes it is hard to assert ourselves with others. This 1 page sheet outlines some ways to act and respond assertively.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0740
Less detail

Bipolar disorder

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34642
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0761
Available Online
View Pamphlet
People with bipolar disorder have periods when their mood is very high or very low. These episodes may last for several days, weeks, or months. In between these episodes, the person’s mood may be normal. The period of very high mood and other symptoms is called mania. The period of very low mood and other symptoms is called depression. This pamphlet explains what causes bipolar disorder, what the symptoms of mania and depression are, how bipolar disorder is treated, and where you can get help.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bipolar Disorder
Mental Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Manic-depressive illness
Mental illness
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
People with bipolar disorder have periods when their mood is very high or very low. These episodes may last for several days, weeks, or months. In between these episodes, the person’s mood may be normal. The period of very high mood and other symptoms is called mania. The period of very low mood and other symptoms is called depression. This pamphlet explains what causes bipolar disorder, what the symptoms of mania and depression are, how bipolar disorder is treated, and where you can get help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0761
Less detail

Building my self-esteem

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34628
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0748
Available Online
View Pamphlet
This 1 page sheet outlines an exercise in building your self-esteem by practicing to repeat a series of positive statements.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Self concept
Subjects (LCSH)
Self-esteem
Abstract
This 1 page sheet outlines an exercise in building your self-esteem by practicing to repeat a series of positive statements.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0748
Less detail

Communication skills

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34644
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0763
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Sometimes you have difficulty speaking to certain people. It is especially hard if you are upset by something someone said or did, and you want to let the person know how you feel. This 1 page sheet outlines some tips on how to find it easier to communicate.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4]) p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Communication
Stress (Psychological)
Subjects (LCSH)
Communication
Resentment
Abstract
Sometimes you have difficulty speaking to certain people. It is especially hard if you are upset by something someone said or did, and you want to let the person know how you feel. This 1 page sheet outlines some tips on how to find it easier to communicate.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0763
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0766
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Depression is a treatable brain illness that can cause feeling sad or low most of the day, having little energy, loss of interest in your usual activities, trouble sleeping or sleeping all the time, eating a lot more or a lot less, and poor concentration. This pamphlet explains what causes depression, how it is treated, and where you can get help.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document [2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Depression
Subjects (LCSH)
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Depression is a treatable brain illness that can cause feeling sad or low most of the day, having little energy, loss of interest in your usual activities, trouble sleeping or sleeping all the time, eating a lot more or a lot less, and poor concentration. This pamphlet explains what causes depression, how it is treated, and where you can get help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0766
Less detail

Handling criticism

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34650
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0771
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Criticism is an observation about you made by someone else. This pamphlet outlines tips for handling criticism and things you can do to get past disagreements. The French version of this pamphlet 1809, "Faire face à la critique", is also available.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2]) p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Communication
Subjects (LCSH)
Communication criticism
Abstract
Criticism is an observation about you made by someone else. This pamphlet outlines tips for handling criticism and things you can do to get past disagreements. The French version of this pamphlet 1809, "Faire face à la critique", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0771
Less detail

Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Support Program

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38161
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2324
Available Online
View Pamphlet
The Recovery Support Program is for people who are 19 years of age or older, have problems with substance use and/or gambling, want to stop or lower their substance use and/or gambling, and want to use substances and/or gamble more safely. This pamphlet explains how to start the program, what supports are included, and what the Recovery Support Skills Group is. Information about whom to call for support and how to give program feedback is also provided.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Substance-Related Disorders - therapy
Gambling - therapy
Harm Reduction
Subjects (LCSH)
Substance abuse
Gambling
Harm reduction
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
The Recovery Support Program is for people who are 19 years of age or older, have problems with substance use and/or gambling, want to stop or lower their substance use and/or gambling, and want to use substances and/or gamble more safely. This pamphlet explains how to start the program, what supports are included, and what the Recovery Support Skills Group is. Information about whom to call for support and how to give program feedback is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program Recovery Support Program
Pamphlet Number
2324
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0751
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Motivation means having the desire, energy, willingness, and ability to be involved in the daily activities of life. This 1 page sheet outlines things you can do to increase your motivation. The French version of this pamphlet 1806, "La motivation", is also available.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Motivation
Mental Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Motivation (Psychology)
Mental health
Abstract
Motivation means having the desire, energy, willingness, and ability to be involved in the daily activities of life. This 1 page sheet outlines things you can do to increase your motivation. The French version of this pamphlet 1806, "La motivation", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0751
Less detail

Outpatient withdrawal management

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37627
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2312
Available Online
View Pamphlet
This guide has helpful information for you and/or your support person(s) about the Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service and what you can expect during the withdrawal process. This pamphlet describes withdrawal and symptoms. It also explains the benefits and risks in taking part in the program. Common questions are answered such as how long the process will take, what you can do to manage symptoms, things to avoid during treatment, and what will happen after the process is over. Benefits of …
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcoholism--Treatment
Abstract
This guide has helpful information for you and/or your support person(s) about the Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service and what you can expect during the withdrawal process. This pamphlet describes withdrawal and symptoms. It also explains the benefits and risks in taking part in the program. Common questions are answered such as how long the process will take, what you can do to manage symptoms, things to avoid during treatment, and what will happen after the process is over. Benefits of having a support person(s) and how they can help are outlined. Information on who to call for support and how to give feedback on the program is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service, Mental Health and Addictions
Pamphlet Number
2312
Less detail

Positive self-talk

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34657
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0780
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Negative thoughts can be a sign of your illness. If you have a lot of negative thoughts, the exercise in this pamphlet can be helpful. Positive self-talk can be useful during your illness to help with stress and improve your health.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Self concept
Mental health
Subjects (LCSH)
Self-talk
Thought and thinking
Abstract
Negative thoughts can be a sign of your illness. If you have a lot of negative thoughts, the exercise in this pamphlet can be helpful. Positive self-talk can be useful during your illness to help with stress and improve your health.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0780
Less detail

Prendre vos médicaments

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36479
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1916
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Prendre vos médicaments est une partie importante de votre traitement. Cela signifie que vous contribuez à votre santé et à votre bien-être. La présente brochure explique pourquoi certaines personnes cessent de prendre leurs médicaments. Si cela vous préoccupe ou si vous avez d’autres inquiétudes, veuillez en parler à vos prestataires de soins primaires, qui pourront vous aider à trouver des solutions. Des conseils sont présentés pour vous aider à prendre vos médicaments. ; This pamphlet is a F…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Alternate Title
Taking your medication
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychiatry
Medication
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Mental health
Specialty
Mental Health
Abstract
Prendre vos médicaments est une partie importante de votre traitement. Cela signifie que vous contribuez à votre santé et à votre bien-être. La présente brochure explique pourquoi certaines personnes cessent de prendre leurs médicaments. Si cela vous préoccupe ou si vous avez d’autres inquiétudes, veuillez en parler à vos prestataires de soins primaires, qui pourront vous aider à trouver des solutions. Des conseils sont présentés pour vous aider à prendre vos médicaments.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Taking Your Medication" pamphlet 0758. Taking your medication is an important part of your treatment. It means you are playing an active role in keeping up your health and well-being. This pamphlet explains why some people stop taking their medication. If these or other issues concern you, please talk to your primary health care provider. They can help you find solutions. Tips to help you take your medication are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
1916
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0754
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Self-esteem includes how you think and feel about yourself. Your self-esteem affects the quality of your life. Good self-esteem is something you can work towards and achieve. This 1 page sheet outlines some of the many factors that influence self-esteem as well as describing both healthy and negative self-esteem. Some tips on how to build healthy self-esteem are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1808, "L'estime de soi", is also available.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Self concept
Subjects (LCSH)
Self-esteem
Abstract
Self-esteem includes how you think and feel about yourself. Your self-esteem affects the quality of your life. Good self-esteem is something you can work towards and achieve. This 1 page sheet outlines some of the many factors that influence self-esteem as well as describing both healthy and negative self-esteem. Some tips on how to build healthy self-esteem are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1808, "L'estime de soi", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0754
Less detail

Should and must thinking

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34662
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0784
Available Online
View Pamphlet
We all make mistakes in life. Try not to think that failing at something means you are a failure. Accept that it is OK to fail and make mistakes. Look at what you can learn from the experience that can help you grow. Some examples of "should" and "must" thinking are provided. Examples of things you can do to change your thinking are given. To help you learn how to handle situations differently, an exercise is outlined. The French version of this pamphlet 1807, "La pensée guidée par l’idée de ce…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thinking
Subjects (LCSH)
Thought and thinking
Abstract
We all make mistakes in life. Try not to think that failing at something means you are a failure. Accept that it is OK to fail and make mistakes. Look at what you can learn from the experience that can help you grow. Some examples of "should" and "must" thinking are provided. Examples of things you can do to change your thinking are given. To help you learn how to handle situations differently, an exercise is outlined. The French version of this pamphlet 1807, "La pensée guidée par l’idée de ce que nous devons ou devrions faire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0784
Less detail

Taking your medication

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34640
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0758
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Taking your medication is an important part of your treatment. It means you are playing an active role in keeping up your health and well-being. This pamphlet explains why some people stop taking their medication. If these or other issues concern you, please talk to your primary health care provider. They can help you find solutions. Tips to help you take your medication are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1916, "Prendre vos médicaments", is also available.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychiatry
Medication
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Mental Health
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Taking your medication is an important part of your treatment. It means you are playing an active role in keeping up your health and well-being. This pamphlet explains why some people stop taking their medication. If these or other issues concern you, please talk to your primary health care provider. They can help you find solutions. Tips to help you take your medication are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1916, "Prendre vos médicaments", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0758
Less detail

Tips to prevent relapse

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34625
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0745
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental illness
Recurrence
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental illness
Relapse
Abstract
Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Tips to identify and prevent a potential relapse
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0745
Less detail

15 records – page 1 of 1.