Stigma and Mental Illness in the Classroom

The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports that 60% of people with a mental health problem or illness won’t seek help for fear of being labelled mentally ill. The Commission also says that “people living with mental health disorders often say the stigma they encounter is worse than the illness itself.” Sometimes people with a […]

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The ABCs of Mental Health

Every day, teachers see worrisome behaviours in children and adolescents and seek resource materials to help them understand what’s going on with these kids and to learn effective approaches for helping them in the classroom. Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) offers resources on mental health for children and adolescents aged three to 18. Drawing on […]

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Why Student Well-Being?

The words we use matter When we talk about “mental health,” some people think about serious mental illnesses and disorders like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. But we should all strive for good mental health – it means we are flourishing! Mental well-being encourages individuals to explore, take healthy risks, overcome adversity and contribute to the […]

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