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Your Mental Health

Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, spiritual, economic and mental. Reaching a balance is a learning process. At times, you may tip the balance too much in one direction and have to find your footing again. Your personal balance will be unique, and your challenge will be to stay mentally healthy by keeping that balance.

In this section, you will find suggestions to help you strike and keep your balance. Additional resources can be found at the CMHA National website.

Guide for Companions of People with Mental Illness

“Being There: When Mental Illness Strikes Someone Near You” is a practical resource booklet for companions (a friend, family member or co-worker) of someone experiencing a mental health problem. The booklet is targeted to help ordinary non-professionals who wish to assist someone they know who is experiencing a mental health problem. The guide gives practical advice and suggestions, including coping with the mental health system, handling emergency help and caring for yourself.

What Keeps Your Heart Strong May Also Keep Your Mind Sharp

‘It is the heart and not the brain That to the highest doth attain,” wrote the poet Longfellow. Yet, when it comes to attaining good health, the heart and the brain are largely one and the same — at least according to new research.