Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which the way we think, handle stress, get things done, have fun, and believe in our own ability to build a happy, healthy life are all important components. Talking about mental health alone can be difficult for many of us but more and more people are recognizing that mental health and wellbeing is an important part of our overall health. The World Health Organization states that “there is no health without mental health.”

Below are some web-based resources with further information and resources on mental health & wellbeing, and how to build your own mental health.

Mental Health: Strengthening our Response – World Health Organization

The World Health Organization lists key facts about mental health, as well as other relevant information.

What is the Meaning of the Term Mental Health? – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

This video explains why mental health is an important part of our overall wellbeing. It shows how mental illness and mental health are connected and provides tips for taking care of our mental health.

How to Take Care of our Mental Health – Government of Canada

Good mental health is important for a healthy and happy life. Here are a number of ideas you can try to help you build a mentally healthy lifestyle.

Advice for Young People about Mental Health – Jack.Org

When things aren’t going well and you need advice from someone your age who “gets it” this website might help.   Here you can find answers to many questions young people have about mental health.

Things We Can Do to Build Good Mental Health – University of Toronto

A mentally healthy life is often built by taking part in activities that connect us to others and the world around us. Consider these tips on the “5 Ways to Wellbeing”.

Understanding Mental Health, Mental Illness and Wellbeing – Mental Wellness Network of Waterloo Region

Check out these definitions and see how they are connected. All are important for understanding our overall health and wellbeing.

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