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Health Literacy Resources

A reminder that this article from our magazine Visions was published more than 1 year ago. It is here for reference only. Some information in it may no longer be current. It also represents the point of the view of the author only. See the author box at the bottom of the article for more about the contributor.

Reprinted from "Health Literacy" issue of Visions Journal, 2013, 8 (2), p.24

New and Improved is a dynamic website designed to communicate high-quality, trusted, and accessible mental health and substance use literacy materials on behalf of the BC Partners. Recently re-launched with a new look and feel, coupled with enhanced search and navigation, hosts personal journeys of recovery, publications, and other resources including a message board, self-tests, multilingual resources, and interactive toolkits. Check it out at

New Plainer Language Series

You will find a new series of booklets that discuss mental health in plain, clear language at HeretoHelp. The six booklets are: Tips for Good Mental Health, What is Anger, What is Anxiety, What is Mental Illness, What is Depression, and What is Suicide. Each booklet offers background information, practical tips, and strategies to try at home, and key resources in BC communities. All of the booklets are recorded for readers who prefer to follow along while they read. Learn more about this exciting project at


This free, email delivered newsletter, features BC resources about mental health, well-being, alcohol use, and other substance use that are designed for multicultural and multilingual communities. The goal of WithinSight is to bring these useful resources “within sight” of service providers and communities. To learn more or subscribe, email


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