The World Health Organization defines mental health as 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)
According the Canadian Institute for Health Information report on Improving the Health of Canadians:
The purpose of this website is to create awareness about positive mental health by sharing the Edmonton Catholic Schools and Community Resources that support the promotion of positive mental health within a comprehensive school health framework.
Positive mental health is a component of overall health and is shaped by individual, physical, environmental, social, cultural and socio-economic characteristics. Fostering the development of positive mental health by supporting individual resilience, creating supportive environments and addressing the influence of the broader determinants of mental health, are key components of promoting mental health (CIHI, 2009, p. 2).
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 (Toll free) Help Line 24/7
The Hope for Wellness Help Line is to provide immediate culturally competent telephone-based crisis intervention counselling to First Nations and Inuit young people and adults experiencing distress. Help Line calls will be answered by experienced crisis intervention counsellors, and service will be available in English and French. Callers may also ask about the availability of service in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.