mental health

Teach Mental Health

New this year, Teach Mental Health is free online, self-paced professional development for teachers to increase their knowledge about mental health and mental illness.  The seven modules are designed to give teachers and teacher candidates a foundation of mental health literacy, including effective strategies to use with students and in your own life. The seven… Read more

Canadian Mental Health Week

CMHA Mental Health Week is May 6th to 12th. Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. We can all have good mental health. It is about having a sense of purpose, strong relationships,… Read more

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

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… Read more

Yes I Can: Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators

Yes I Can: A Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators is a unique resource from Project READ Literacy Network. This guide for adult education facilitators provides information and strategies for supporting adult learners living with mental health conditions or disorders. In addition to general information on mental health challenges, it presents information on specific… Read more

Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World

Today is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Did you know that half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated? To learn more, read the World Health Organization’s Adolescent mental health fact sheet. In… Read more

CMHA Mental Health Week

This week is CMHA Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is “#GetLoud about what mental health really is“. One in five Canadians live with mental health problems, mental illnesses or addiction. But, five in five of us have mental health, just like we all have physical health. For more information, refer to the following resources… Read more

Talk to Me, Play with Me, Carry Me

Today we are pleased to welcome Kailey Erickson, the Literacy Outreach Coordinator in Langley, as our guest blogger. “Talk to Me, Play with Me, Carry Me – I appreciate the time you take with me now because what I learn and feel sets me on my path” As a Literacy Outreach Coordinator, I believe an… Read more

Mental Health in the Workplace

Today is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is “Mental Health in the Workplace“. Click here for an information sheet on mental health at work. The following infographic summarizes some of the negative effects of mental health problems at work and offers suggestions about what employers and employees can do to help. (Click the… Read more

CMHA Mental Health Week 2017

Mental Health Week in Canada is May 1st to 7th. And, this year’s hashtag is #GETLOUD. “The Canadian Mental Health Association is asking Canadians to join us to GET LOUD for mental health. To GET LOUD means speaking out against the discrimination and stigma directed at people with mental illnesses. It means taking action and… Read more

PANDA: Minnesota Adult Basic Education Disability Specialists

If you are interested in finding a wide variety of disability and mental health resources for practitioners working with adult literacy students, visit PANDA: Minnesota Adult Basic Education Disability Specialists. On the website, there are specific disability chapters, including ADHD, brain injury, hearing and vision loss, physical disabilities and mental health. The chapters are written… Read more