The road to improving your mental and emotional well-being

Something on your mind? Here are some steps you can take to improve your mental and emotional well-being.

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Something on your mind? Here are some steps you can take to improve your mental and emotional well-being.

 

What's going on in your life now?

Ever notice how we always try to show our best side?

Those social media photos may show your friends partying and vacationing — what you don’t see is the times when they feel sad, stressed or down.

Stigmas, stereotypes, judgments and assumptions

How are other people’s judgments and assumptions affecting your state of mind?

Thinking about next year?

It’s common to worry about the future. Even positive change can be stressful. How will you prioritize your own well-being?


Almost 1 in 5 young people live with mental disorders.

Did you know? Everyone has mental health and at some point, everyone struggles with difficult emotions.

The most frequently discussed issue during Kids Help Phone counselling sessions is mental/emotional health at 31%.


What does your support network look like?

  • Parents/caregivers
  • Siblings
  • Cousins
  • Friends
  • Co-workers
  • Guidance counsellor
  • Coaches
  • Supportive adults in your life
  • Doctors
  • Pets
  • Teachers

Supporting your mental health looks different for everyone

*HINT— it doesn’t have to mean talking!

  • Working out (playing sports, doing yoga, etc.)
  • Reading
  • Watching your favourite TV show or movie
  • Going for a walk
  • Being in nature
  • Writing in a journal
  • Painting
  • Hanging out with your friend
  • Listening to music
  • Taking some time to yourself
  • Walking your pet

If it gets difficult...

Remember there is HOPE: Share the load – talk to a safe adult

"What choice will keep your friend safe?"

Put the friend before the friendship!


You're not alone

Who is a safe adult in your life?

How could you talk to a safe adult about your mental health and well-being? What would you say?

How could you talk to a friend about your mental health and well-being? What would you say?

If you would like to know more about this topic, feel free to speak or chat with a counsellor.