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.
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression), is a treatable brain disorder. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They go from feeling very happy, “up”, and active to feeling very sad and hopeless, “down”, and inactive, and then back again. Symptoms are listed. How it is treated, causes, getting help, and more resources are given.
This 1 page sheet outlines an exercise in building your self-esteem by practicing to repeat a series of positive statements.
The Bungalow Program is one of 6 programs at the East Coast Forensic Hospital. The program uses an open unit concept and is a stepping stone from the hospital to the community. The program is also an opportunity to assess independent living skills. Program objectives and a list of healthcare team members is provided.
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 long term sadness, low energy, loss of interest in most activities, changes in sleep patterns, changes in appetite and poor concentration. How it is treated, causes, getting help, and more resources are provided.
L’estime de soi, c’est ce que nous pensons de nous-mêmes, ce que nous ressentons envers nous-mêmes. L’estime de soi affecte notre qualité de vie. Avoir une bonne estime de soi peut demander du travail, mais il est possible d’y arriver. Vous trouverez dans le présent feuillet une description de quelques-uns des nombreux facteurs qui influencent l’estime de soi, de même qu’une description d’une estime de soi positive et d’une estime de soi négative. Vous trouverez aussi des conseils pour développ…
La critique est une observation faite à notre sujet par une autre personne. Ce feuillet décrit des façons de faire face à la critique et de passer outre aux mésententes. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Handling Criticism" pamphlet 0771. 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.
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.
Everyone feels angry at one time or another. You may feel you have been insulted or treated unfairly. You may get angry waiting in line at a movie or waiting at a stop sign. Exercises and coping techniques are provided to help you cope with anger as it comes up in different situations.
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.
Être motivé signifie avoir le désir, l’énergie, la volonté et la capacité de participer aux activités quotidiennes de la vie. Vous trouverez dans le présent feuillet une description de choses que vous pouvez faire pour être plus motivé. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Motivation" pamphlet 0751. 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.
Nous commettons tous des erreurs au cours de notre vie. Il faut essayer d’éviter de penser que d’échouer à quelque chose signifie que vous êtes un raté. Il faut accepter qu’il est permis d’échouer et de faire des erreurs. Concentrez-vous sur ce que vous pouvez tirer de cette expérience pour vous aider à grandir. Vous trouverez dans le feuillet des exemples d’une pensée guidée par l’idée de ce que nous devons ou devrions faire. Il y a aussi des exemples de choses que nous pouvons faire pour chan…
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.
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…
Addiction happens when substances become the focus of your life. A list of negative effects that some substances have on your mind and body is provided. If you feel you have a drug or alcohol problem and want to seek help, a list of recommendations is given.