Mental Health Information
Being healthy means keeping your mind as well as your body healthy. When you are mentally healthy, you enjoy your life and the people in it and you are better to cope with difficult times. Being active, eating healthy and learning to manage stress are all ways you can improve your mental health. Sometimes situations, feelings and behaviors can be overwhelming, difficult to manage and interfere with your quality of life and you may benefit from professional help.
Mental illness is not uncommon. One in five Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. It can affect people of all ages, education and income levels and cultures.
If you are feeling suicidal – Please call 911 or Crisis Outreach at 1-800-263-4944 or have someone take you to the nearest Emergency Department. If you’re having trouble managing a difficult period in your life or if you suspect that you have a mental illness speak to your family doctor; speaking openly will help to ensure that you are referred to the appropriate health professional.
Mental Health Web Resources
American Psychological Association – General Topic Information
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Resources For Mental Health and Alcohol/Drug Use
Children’s Mental Health
Health Canada Website
Information About Mood Disorders
Self-Help Anxiety Programs
Self-Help Treatment For Depression
The National Institute of Mental Health
Workbooks and Toolkits For Mental Health