Mental Health Literacy
for Educators and School Counsellors
School Counsellors play a vital role in mental health literacy and the mental health of students in schools.
MHL has been defined as: understanding how to obtain and maintain positive mental health; understanding mental disorders and their treatments; decreasing stigma related to mental disorders; and, enhancing help-seeking efficacy (knowing when and where to seek help and developing competencies designed to improve one’s mental health care and self-management capabilities) Kutcher S, Bagnell A, Wei Y. Mental health literacy in secondary schools: a Canadian approach. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2015;24(2):233–244.
Kutcher S, Wei Y. School mental health literacy. Education Canada. 2014;54:22–26.
All educators can take this mooc anytime online. A self-guided, fully online, classroom ready, modular mental health curriculum resource.
We all need to be treated with dignity
Today prejudice, stigmatization and discrimination are deeply embedded in our language, in our beliefs and in the way we interact with one another. Though a mental illness is one aspect of an individual’s life, all too often the label alone bars that one person from achieving a self-directed life with meaningful connections to his or her community.
Dr. Neil Houston Sociologist
There is often misconceptions when it comes to suicide stats . Here are the facts in Canada.