Let’s Talk About Mental Health
Date posted: January 30, 2019
Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day! It’s part of a campaign that promotes mental health awareness, acceptance and action.
Did you know that one in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some time in their life? Stigma is still a large hurdle for anyone suffering from mental illness. It can prevent them from seeking help.
What can you do to help end the stigma? Here are five simple ways to help.
You can find more resources on the Bell Let’s Talk website.
What if you have a student with mental health issues?
How to Help a Student in a Mental-Health Crisis offers 3 basic steps for instructors that don’t involve a lot of time or planning, and don’t require expertise in mental health.
Adult literacy practitioners can learn more about how mental health has an impact on their students in Yes I Can: A Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators. This resource includes strategies for supporting adult learners living with mental health conditions or disorders.
Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions? shows how providing mental health assistance to preschool teachers helps both the teachers and the students.
Click here for a list of organizations supporting mental health in BC.