Mental Health

One in two Canadians have, or have had, a mental illness by the time they reach 40.

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Mental health and mental illness are not the same thing.

Mental illnesses are health problems that affect the way we think about ourselves, relate to others, and interact with the world around us. They affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Mental illnesses can disrupt a person’s life or create challenges, but with the right supports, a person can get back on a path to recovery and wellness.

Mental health is a state of well-being that we all have. When we are mentally healthy, we feel good about ourselves, and we enjoy our life and the people in it.

Because we all Have Mental Health

Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness. It’s the ability to manage the highs and lows that life can throw our way. When we have good mental health, we are better able to cope with difficult times in our personal and professional lives. We feel the sadness and anger that can come with the death of a loved one, a job loss, relationship problems or other difficult events, but in time, we are able to enjoy our lives again. Mental health is worth protecting, celebrating and promoting.

Whether you need some tips on keeping your own mental health in balance, or are looking for help for yourself or someone you care about, we can help.

More Resources for Mental Health

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Explore Your Mental Health

Fast Facts About Mental Illness

Talk to Teens About Mental Health

Learn About Mental Illnesses

Support a Friend or Family Member

Getting Help for Mental Illness

Mental Health in the Workplace

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