When people think of mental health, they often think of being free of mental health disorders (a.k.a. mental illness). While this is a very important part of mental health and is the most talked about part, it is actually a very small portion of what mental health means. Mental health is not just being free of mental health disorders, but also living a happy, fulfilling, enjoyable life.
Likewise, mental health services are not just for people with diagnosable disorders. They are for anyone and everyone who has ever gone through a difficult time emotionally or who finds their life lacking. Mental health services can help with short-term issues such as adjusting to a change in your life, as well as long-term issues such as dealing with trauma.
For more information on Mental Health Services in Ontario, please go to: http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/ or call 1-866-531-2600