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Your mental health has a big impact on how you experience life. The knowledge you build as a young person will help you throughout your life.

About your Mental Health

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We all have mental health, and we need to do our best to take care of it. But, just like physical health, our mental health changes now and then, and we go through periods when we don’t feel as mentally well.

Staying Well

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We can’t take our mental health for granted. Learn some strategies for caring for your mental health, in good times and not-so-good times.

Signs to Watch for

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There are times we may need more support to help us maintain our mental health. Learn the signs that you or a friend may need help.

Get Help Early

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All of us experience problems with our mental health from time to time. When you think you need help, you need to know where to turn. Reach out early, and get the help you need.

Help a Friend

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We’re all in this together. Find out what you can do to support your friends and classmates.

Need help now?

We don’t provide mental health advice, counselling or treatment. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. You can also reach out to Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.