Mental Health and Well-Being
~ taken from LDCSB Mental Health and Well Being (Nov 2020)
What is Mental Health?
Mental health is a "state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." (World Health Organization)
Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness. It is sense of emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being that enables us to meet the opportunities and challenges of life with a sense of confidence and hope.
We support student mental health and well-being by building capacity to:
- Promote positive mental health for all students
- Reduce stigma
- Build student social-emotional learning skills
- Identify students who may be experiencing mental health problems
- Build pathways to care and support services in the community
Mental Health 101