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Preventing Relapse and Promoting Well Being

The vast majority of people who start treatment will experience a dramatic improvement in symptoms and functioning by the end of treatment and most individuals will retain the gains that they made. Still, a number of individuals will experience a relapse or return of symptoms and difficulties. You can reduce the chance of experiencing a relapse by working hard to practice the skills learned during treatment. This may involved balancing a number of daily habits and activities, in addition to some specific skills and coping strategies.

Monitoring the degree to which you use these skills and practice these habits on a weekly basis can be helpful in ensuring that you continue to use the skills that you developed during treatment. There are three different types of on-line tools that are available to clients, depending on their treatment needs. These are:


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Promoting Health and Mental Health Literacy

There now exists an overwhelming amount of evidence documenting the important benefits of programs designed to increase mental health literacy among young people and the increasing skills to indentify, express and manage emotions. I co-direct an interactive, online health and mental literacy program for young people designed to improve health and mental health decision-making and improve help seeking for mental health difficulties. The program is located at www.myhealthmagazine.net and there is a companion program for teachers located at www.schoolhealthmagazine.net. We are currently working with our partners in Missouri to develop a version of the resource for parents.


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