Your mental health matters.
The Public Health Agency of Canada defines mental health as "the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections and personal dignity.”
Mental health is not just the absence of mental illness, just as physical health is not just the absence of physical illness.
There are a variety of mental health resources and services available to you as a STU student.
Every person and situation is unique; therefore, we all have different needs and preferences for mental health care.
Our model organizes resources and services into three categories: Self-Care, Care with Others, and Care from Professionals.
Mental Health Self-Care are resources and services that you can use by yourself and/or with your informal supports (e.g., family or friends).
- Inform – increase your awareness of mental health
- By reading an article
- By taking an online informational course
- By watching an informational video
- Interact – explore small changes to improve your mental health
- By doing an audio meditation
- By taking an online interactive course
- By trying an App
Mental Health Care with Others are resources and services that you engage in with other people.
- Connect to peer support
- Attend a workshop or training (facilitated by a professional)
- Attend a group or program (facilitated by a professional)
Mental Health Care from Professionals are resources and services that you engage in with professionals.
- Guided self-help
- Specialized Services