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Mental Health vs. Mental Illness
Mental health refers to your emotional and psychological well-being. Everyone has mental health. Good mental health allows you to adapt to and cope to stressors that might arise in life. Some influences on mental health include: life experiences (death, family dynamics), relationships (romantic, friends, family), school and work environment, physical health (illness, substance use).
Mental illness is a prolonged period of time where an individual has a reduced ability to function effectively. This can be caused by significant distress, isolation, loneliness, disconnection from others and changes in mood, behaviour or thinking.
1 in 3
Canadians will experience some form of mental illness in their life
Adapted from canada.ca