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Is Your Mental Health Just as Important as Your Physical Health? YES!!

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This week marks the twenty-seventh National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from January 29 to February 4, and so we’ve got some great resources to share with you!

Positive mental health is the capacity of people to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance the ability to enjoy life and deal with challenges.  And sometimes something as simple as taking a walk with a loved one can improve your mental health.  Health Canada’s info-graphic Measuring Positive Mental Health in Canada includes some great information and statistics about mental health in Canada.

Many Canadians are affected by mental illness either directly or indirectly through family, friends or colleagues. It’s OK to not be OK. Learn more about mental illness, its risk factors, symptoms, treatment and suicide prevention and how to get help by visiting the Health Canada Website.

Did you know that like regular first-aid, Mental Health First-Aid training can help you manage your mental health and support family members, friends or colleagues? The Mental Health Commission of Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.