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My Mental Health

Dealing with mental health and understanding what is normal and what is not can be tricky to navigate.

It is important to remember that mental health is a spectrum and can change with each new day.
If want to learn more about your mental health visit: mindyourmind.ca.

Need to talk? We’re here to help, visit: kidshelpphone.ca/.

Need help calming down? Try the MindShift App to cope with anxiety or the Calm App to practice deep breathing and meditation.

Looking for affordable online professional support, visit: betterhelp.com.

HEALTHY

Normal mood fluctuations.
Takes things in stride.
Consistent performance.
Physically and socially active.
Usual self confidence.
Comfortable with others.

REACTING

Irritable/impatient.
Nervous, sad, increased worrying.
Procrastination.
Forgetful.
Trouble sleeping, falling asleep.
Lowered energy.
Intrusive thoughts.
Low social activity.
Difficulty relaxing.

INJURED

Anger, anxiety.
Sadness, tearful, hopeless, worthless.
Preoccupation.
Decreased academic performance.
Disturbed sleep.
Avoidance of social situations, withdrawn.
Intrusive thoughts.
Low social activity.
Difficulty relaxing.

ILL

Significant difficulty with emotions and thinking.
High anxiety.
Panic attacks.
Depressed mood.
Overwhelmed.
Constant fatigue.
Disrupted contact with reality.
Suicidal thoughts/intent/behaviour.

HEALTHY → Focus on task at hand → Break problems into manageable chunks → Identify and nurture support systems → Maintain healthy lifestyle.
REACTING → Recognize limits → Get adequate Rest → Food → Exercise → Identify minimise stress.
INJURED → Identify and understand own signs of distress → Talk with someone → Seek help → Seek social support → Rather than withdrawing.
ILL → Get medical advice → support → Follow health care provider recommendations → Regain physical + mental health.

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