Mental Health and Well Being

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is a "state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." (World Health Organization)

This CAMH video explains the separate but interconnected concepts of mental health and mental illness, as well as what it means to 'promote mental health', in ourselves, in our schools, and in our communities.
Reach Out is a 24/ 7 support system for all ages and can be used for urgent matters.  They use both a regular phone line and text to communicate.  
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French. Call or text is available.
211 is a helpline that easily connects people to social services, programs, and community supports they need.