Why is your Mental Health so important?
Mental health is key to our well-being. We can’t be truly healthy without it. It involves how we feel, think, act, and interact with the world around us. Mental health is about realizing our potential, coping with the normal stresses of life, and making a contribution to our community.
Good mental health isn’t about avoiding problems or trying to achieve a ‘perfect’ life. It’s about living well and feeling capable despite challenges. Mental well-being is bigger than the presence or absence of a mental illness. People who live with a mental illness can and do thrive, just as people without a mental illness may experience poor mental health.
Each of our paths to mental well-being will be unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents, and our own supports. But good mental health is within everyone’s reach. Below, find tips and activities to help you take a look at your own well-being, discover your strengths, and take action. Here we want you to have what you need to start a Mental Health Week. We have event plans, student ideas, staff involvement, and so much more. Majority of schools in Canada have and celebrate Mental Health Week.
“Did you know that up to 70% of young adults living with mental health problems report that the symptoms started in childhood?”
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