There are different descriptive terms used for mental illness including mental health problems, mental health disorders and psychiatric disorders.
Generally, mental health problems encompass all aspects of mental health difficulties including those that do not meet the criteria for a mental illness diagnosis. Some of these difficulties might be described as mental or emotional distress.School Mental Health-Assist Read More
The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports 60% of people with a mental health problem or illness won’t seek help for fear of being labeled and adds “people living with mental health disorders often say the stigma they encounter is worse than the illness itself”.Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario, Staff Read More
Some of the first people that often notice that an individual is having difficulties are those individuals closest to them – their family, their teachers, their peers. Sometimes the signs are subtle and gradually emerge and other times they can be quite dramatic and appear suddenly.Children's Mental Health Ontario, Staff Read More
Mental health makes up an integral part of a person's capacity to lead a fulfilling life, including the ability to maintain relationships, find fulfilling work and make important life decisions. When it comes to the promotion and support of good mental health in children, there are a number of things parents and teachers can do.Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario, Staff Read More
There is no simple answer as to why one person is resilient and another has difficulty coping. What we do know is that resilience is a critical skill, along with self-regulation, that needs to be nurtured in all children and youth.Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario, Staff Read More