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

Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. In this section you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy. Culture relates to how people cope with everyday problems and more extreme types of adversity. Some Asian American groups, for example, tend not to dwell on upsetting thoughts, thinking that reticence or avoidance is better than outward expression. They place a higher emphasis on suppression of affect with some tending first to rely on themselves to cope with distress. African Americans tend to take an active approach in facing personal problems, rather than avoiding them. They are more inclined than whites to depend on handling distress on their own. They also appear to rely more on spirituality to help them cope with adversity and symptoms of mental illness.

Mental illness is considered the product of a complex interaction among biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors. The role of any one of these major factors can be stronger or weaker depending on the disorder

National standard for psychological health and safety in Canadian workplaces

Canada’s Mental Health Strategy

Youth Mental Health

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in simple words

Ask About Anxiety

Suicide is a global mental health problem and each individual case is a tragic loss of life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 800,000 people worldwide die by suicide each year. Almost 4,000 of these are in Canada