By Human Resources Communications on February 17, 2014
Mental health is a buzzword these days and it can be a topic that is difficult to fully understand.*
To help individuals increase their mental health literacy, the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions’ Here to Help program has developed six plain language booklets (available online, as downloadable PDF or audio) on the following topics:
- What is mental illness?
- Tips for good mental health
- What is anger?
- What is anxiety?
- What is depression?
- What is suicide?
Mental health and wellbeing impacts us all. With the knowledge that one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue this year, we have an opportunity to better understand what it is happening and join in the conversation.
*The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease. It is related to the promotion of well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, and the treatment and rehabilitation of people affected by mental disorders.