Ready for Life is a unique mental health resource just for the education community. Supported by Teachers Life, a not-for-profit insurance company, we feature resources from leading mental health experts for educators who want to learn more about their own mental health as professionals, as well as in their role in championing the mental health and wellness of today’s youth. We invite you to join our community and visit our site often.

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Building Your Own Personal Resiliency Strategy

With all the challenges facing educators today, it is no wonder that they will, at some time during their careers, experience some degree of stress and burnout. Here are some activities and tips that can help from Teachers on along with the following information.

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What is the Difference Between Mental Health and Mental Illness

There are different descriptive terms used for mental illness including mental health problems, mental health disorders and psychiatric disorders.

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How Mentally Fit Are You?

Assessing our mental health is not as simple to do as measuring our physical health. There are no scales nor endurance tests that rate mental fitness.

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Take the mental health meter

Are you able to cope with all of life's ups and downs? Take the Canadian Mental Health Association's test to find out.

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What’s your stress level index?

We're not always aware that we're under stress as warning signs may be hard to recognize. Find your stress level by completing the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Stress Index test.

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What’s your work/life balance?

The majority of Canadians often report "overload" as a result of various commitments. Take this quiz by the Canadian Mental Health Association to see if you’re in balance.

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