"With good mental health literacy, we learn how to take better care of ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. We are empowered and provided with the skills that we need to help us build better lives, better systems of care and a better society.” ~ Wei & Kutcher 2018 GET
The Elementary Mental Health Literacy Resource (EMHLR) is a classroom-ready resource designed to support multiple school environments, including in-person, online and hybrid instruction. With character-driven and developmentally-informed materials, the EMHLR engages students to: build and maintain positive mental health
decrease stigma surrounding mental illness
increase understanding of common mental disorders
improve help-seeking skills
The Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide provides a complete set of evidence-based, online modular resources proven to increase the understanding of mental health and mental disorders, decrease the stigma of mental illness and enhance help-seeking efficacy among both students and teachers.
The first publication of its kind, providing students with information on topics including time management, relationships, money, school, sexual activity, mental illness, suicide and addictions. It includes self-help information for socio-economic & healthcare needs and contains recommendations on where to get help.
What are Mental Disorders? What is Brain Injury? What is Stigma? We need to know as much about our minds as we do our bodies. Check out our videos on our YouTube channel to learn more.
mentalhealthliteracy.org resides on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta: the Blackfoot Confederacy of the Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika First Nations, as well as the Tsuu T'ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We make this acknowledgment as an act of reconciliation and express gratitude for these lands where we live, work and play.