Supporting Your Mental Health – Distance Learning and Support in English

Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia, with this short, free online course. Join now, starts October 12

October 6, 7-8:15 p.m. (EST)
Borderline Personality Disorder Teleconference
This session is intended for Caregivers

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious condition. Symptoms can include problems regulating emotions and thoughts, impulsive and/or reckless behaviour, unstable relationships, and sometimes psychotic episodes. These topics will be discussed as well as defense mechanisms , neurosis, “black and white” perceptions and self harming behaviour. We will have an overview of treatment methods. The impact of BPD on family and friends will also be addressed.

Speaker: Sally Butterworth, psychologist

October 20, 7-8 p.m. (EST)
Behaviour Management Webinar
Access for residents of Quebec. This session is intended for Caregivers, Patients, Professionals, Members of the General Public

Have you ever said something you didn’t mean to someone you care about—just because you were angry? Do you sometimes snap at friends or coworkers when you’re running late or hurrying to meet a deadline? Just about everyone can probably think of a time they put their foot in their mouth when they were under stress.

We will look at the kinds of powerful emotions and behaviour that can sometimes get us into trouble, and what we can do to keep them in check.

October 21, 7-8:15 p.m. (EST)
Depression Teleconference
Access for residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, Saskatchewan. This session is intended for Caregivers, Patients, Professionals, Members of the General Public

Learn what you need to know about depression: warning signs, symptoms, prevalence, its effect on life activities and relationships, available treatments and how to access them, and the prognosis for recovery. What is the role of caregivers? What can they do to promote recovery in their ill loved one?

Dr. Andrew Ryder, psychologist, will address these topics and answer your questions.

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