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.
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.
This 1 page sheet outlines an exercise in building your self-esteem by practicing to repeat a series of positive statements.
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.
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.
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.
The Home-based Withdrawal Management Pilot is for people who are at low risk of severe (very bad) or complicated withdrawal and may benefit from medication-assisted alcohol withdrawal in a home or community setting. This pamphlet describes addiction, alcohol withdrawal, and symptoms (common, less common, rare). It also explains medication information that can help symptoms, home support, and things you can do to help yourself during withdrawal. Common questions are answered such as how long the…
Your loved one is enrolled in the Home-based Withdrawal Management Pilot. The Home-based Withdrawal Management Pilot is for people who are at low risk of severe (very bad) or complicated withdrawal and may benefit from medication-assisted alcohol withdrawal in a home or community setting. This pamphlet describes addiction, alcohol withdrawal, and symptoms (common, less common, rare). It also explains how you can support your loved one during the withdrawal process. Medication information that c…
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 fournisseurs de soins primaires. Ils vous aideront à trouver des solutions. Des conseils sont présentés pour vous aider à prendre vos médicaments. ; This pamphlet is a French …
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.
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…
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.
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.