What is Mental health?
The World Health Organization defines mental health as "A state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community. It is an integral component of health and well-being that underpins our individual and collective abilities to make decisions, build relationships and shape the world we live in." Just like our physical health. there are different actions we can take to support our mental health.
Where to start?
These quizzes will help you identify your strengths and areas where your level of mental health could be improved.
Resources to support your mental health
- Anxiety Canada: An ever growing list of free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.
- The Canadian Mental Health Association provides tips related to a wide variety of topics including stress and coping with loneliness.
- MindShift: Free Evidence-Based Anxiety Relief App: MindShift uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn, relax and be mindful and provides tools to tackle: worry, panic, perfectionism, social anxiety, phobias.
- Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre: Find multilingual fact sheets and patient resources, organized by language.
- Self-help resources from the Centre for Clinical Interventions: Find information and worksheets to help you manage common mental health concerns.
- McGill offers the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), a confidential information, counselling and referral service available to employees, their spouses, and their dependent children. If you feel you may be struggling with a mental health issue, or would just like someone to talk to, we encourage you to take advantage of EFAP.
Learn more about Mental Illness
- Psychology Works fact sheets from the Canadian Psychological Association: Get the facts about many different mental health concerns with regularly updated fact sheets.
- Ami-Québec provides information on mental illness and treatment, programs and support groups, resources and publications (newsletters).