Mental Health is more than just not having mental illness - mental health is an important resource for everyday life. It affects how we feel, think, and understand the world. Good mental health and well-being helps us to stay balanced, be resilient, to enjoy life, cope with everyday stress and to bounce back from bigger set-backs. Mental Health is just one piece of a person's overall health. This means there is no "health" without mental health.
Mental Health challenges are common. At some point in our lifetime, most of us will either struggle with a menal health challenge ourselves, or know someone who is affected by one.
For more information on how to support health and mental health
For Youth and Young Adults
For Parents and Caregivers
For School Professionals
For HealthCare Professionals
Rocky Mountain School District district and school staff work collaboratively with our community partners to increase timely access to support and services for child and youth mental health and substance use services through the work of the CYMHSU Collaborative
The Kimberley Cranbrook Location Action Team Aims and Measures for September 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015
Axis Family Resources Kimberley
East Kootenay Addiction Services
Canadian Mental Health Association
Family Dynamix Invermere
- This website offers wellness tips and strategies, self-checks, apps and online tools, connections to services and strategies for supporting others
Golden Family Center
Kootenay Boundary Searchlight
MediaSmarts Resources -
- MediaSmarts has released updated videos for parents about social networking privacy and excessive use. The site has also provided updated tips for managing kids' screen time based on the Canadian Paediatric Society's guidelines.
- Reality Check is a two-year public awareness and education initiative that will give Canadians of all ages the tools they need to verify different kinds of online information and to help them understand why it's important to double-check before they share information online.
Resources for youth, parents and caregivers, school and healthcare professionals