Adolescent Brain Development

Series of youtube videos showing how adolescent brains work and how they develop. Psychosis is an illness that most commonly first appears in adolescence - whose still developing brain is more easily damaged by stressors like drugs, alcohol, injure and severe stress.

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When something’s wrong handbooks for teachers from Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation

This resource for teachers helps provide information for teachers to assist them in recognizing and dealing with mood, thinking and behaviour problems in young people. Created by the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation http://www.cprf.ca/publication/handbook_pdf.html

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We won an award!

The ReachOut Psychosis program won the Schizophrenia Society of Canada Initiatives/Programs of Excellence Award for 2008, competing against programs nominated from across Canada. The ReachOut Psychosis presentation Video shown on…

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Online Support and Answer Groups

Would you like to talk online with others who are supporting or caring about someone with psychosis, schizophrenia, a mood disorder, depression or some other mental health concern? Would you like to ask questions about mental illness and get information on support and services available to you in BC? Click here to go to our <a href="http://www.reachoutpsychosis.com/phpBB" title="Online Support and Information Forum">online support forum</a>, which provides support for family members and supporters. Click on the title link above for more information.

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Family Toolkit

When a family member suffers from a mental illness, one of the most important things to do is to take the time to learn about the disorder. By educating yourself as much as you can about the mental or substance use disorder, you can take an active role in your family member's recovery. The Family Toolkit was designed to assist families in caring for a family member with a mental illness by providing information and practical resources.

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ReachingOut: a school resource video and teachers guide

<a href="http://www.reachoutpsychosis.com/?p=56"><img hspace="5" align="left" class="size-full wp-image-230" title="Reaching Out Classroom Video" src="http://www.reachoutpsychosis.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/reachingout_222.jpg" alt="" width="222" height="167" /></a>This video tells the story of Todd, a young man becoming ill with psychosis, and his friend who figures out what's wrong and helps him get help.

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