What is mental health?
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, mental health is the process of balancing the social, physical, spiritual, economic, and mental aspects of your life.
What is mental illness?
Mental illnesses have a diverse range of symptoms that can interfere with a person’s daily activities. You can find out about specific illnesses here.
For more information, you can also visit the websites of these community organizations:
Canadian Mental Health Association: Promotes mental health through advocacy, education, research, and service.
Mental Health Commission of Canada: Works as a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: The 2012-2013 Annual Report outlines their priorities and includes examples of target populations, research, and programs.
Bell Let’s Talk: Encourages conversations about mental health.
The Jack Project: Works with youth to increase mental health literacy, combat stigma, encourage help-seeking & giving, and build support networks. Check out the Jack Project’s student-led Mental Health Innovation Summit, Unleash the Noise.
The Jed Foundation (United States): Promotes positive mental health and works to prevent suicide among college and university students.