Mental health includes a person's emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing — no matter their stage of life.
Mental health affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. It also impacts how a person handles stress, relates to others and makes choices. It is common for people to have a mental health concern from time to time. If a concern affects a person's ability to function in daily life, it may point to a more serious problem.
Many factors contribute to mental health problems:
- Biology such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
Although it is possible in some cases to overcome mental illness, it isn't guaranteed . People with mental health problems can get help to manage your feelings or learn different coping mechanisms. Without treatment, mental health problems can disrupt a person's life and many challenges.
For anonymous support, call the Kamatsiaqtut Help Line: 1-867-979-3333 | toll free: 1-800-265-3333