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Every Person’s Guide to Self-Compassion

Compassion is an essential part of interacting with other human beings. Research has shown that babies who are denied nurturing surroundings do not develop normally, and our need for positive human connections is not something that disappears. What is often overlooked is self compassion. This pamphlet discusses the misconceptions associated with harsh self criticisms and motivation, and highlights ways that self compassion can help alleviate anxiety and depression, give us hope and the strength to begin making changes. It highlights the work of certain researchers working on understanding self compassion, and provides tips for how to begin practicing this essential skill.

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Hope and Resiliency at Work Manitoba

In education settings, students are not the only ones at risk for suicide. In order to ensure positive mental health is being promoted among the student body, good mental health needs to be promoted among the staff and teachers as well. This resource provides suggestions that can be implemented with staff to encourage mental wellness.

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Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength describes itself as a comprehensive wellness program that works to use peer leaders to change norms around codes of silence and help seeking. The program is designed to increase help seeking behaviours and connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength has a preventative aim in building multiple sources of support around individuals so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on.

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Reclaiming Youth International

Reclaiming Youth International (RYI) is dedicated to helping adults better serve children and youth who are in emotional pain from conflict in the family, school, community, or with self. RYI is built on the Circle of Courage model which includes the four universal needs of belonging, mastery, independence and generosity.

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How Parents can Recognize the Warning Signs and Help a Suicidal Teen

For parents/caregivers, it can be very hard to hear that their child is feeling suicidal. This handout can be given to parents to help them feel better prepared to support their teen through a suicide crisis.

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Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide

This guide was developed in partnership with CMHA to provide teachers with the skills and confidence to convey information about mental health and mental illness to their students through a series of interactive modules. The tools provided are intended to facilitate dialogue among teachers and students in an environment where students feel safe to ask questions, gain understanding (improve mental health literacy), and reduce stigma. Several components are available for download or can be ordered online.

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The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools

With stories of bullying in schools becoming more prevalent, teachers and staff may be left wondering how best to cope with this issue. This article, directed specifically towards school staff, teachers and administrators, highlights key research about the relationship between bullying and suicide related behavior. Based on recent research it aims to provide prevention based actions to help improve the knowledge base and ability of educators to respond to bullying behavior and the consequences it has on all students. This article also provides supporting resources and additional reading.

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Calm In The Storm: Coping With The Stresses Of Life

The ‘Calm In The Storm: Coping With The Stresses Of Life’ booklet provides readers with an understanding of What Stress Is, Signs and Symptoms of Stress, and Strategies for Managing Stress. It looks at the relationship between psychological trauma and stress, and introduces Mindfulness and other de-stressing exercises and practices.

Hard copies are available at a cost of $2 each by emailing Klinic

The pdf is available for free download here