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The more we learn about mental health and mental illnesses, the better equipped we are to maintain and improve mental health for ourselves and others. Whether you are looking for more information on a specific mental illness, need some tips on keeping your own mental health in balance, or are looking for help for yourself or someone you care about, we can help.
Symptoms of a mental illness can be better or worse at times. Sometimes we need outside help when symptoms become worse. Some people may also need urgent emergency help if they’re at risk of hurting themselves or others. Fortunately, we can take steps to help control mental health crises and emergencies.
Mental health is not only the avoidance of a mental illness. 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.
Mental illnesses are health problems that affect the mind—your thoughts, your emotions, your behaviours. There are many different mental illnesses, and they affect people in different ways. In this section, learn more about the different mental illnesses, learn more about treatment and recovery, and find help in your community.
People use alcohol and other drugs for many different reasons, and how drugs and alcohol impact someone’s life depend on many different factors. In some cases, drug and alcohol use may cause few harms, or even be beneficial. For others, it may be more harmful. In this section, learn how you can make healthier, less harmful choices when you choose to use alcohol or other drugs.
Mental health and well-being are so much bigger than one person. They include every part of our lives. When people have the right tools and supports in place, they can flourish regardless of health problems. When people do not have the support they need or are excluded, the entire community suffers.