Mental Illness is a fact of life for 1 in 5 Canadians.  This can affect all areas of a person’s life, especially in the area of education.  You may encounter people with a mental illness every day and not be aware of it, or you may become aware of their illness and be uncomfortable with your own ability to help them.


In this resource, we have compiled information gathered from a variety of sources including

  • information from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHC) – presentation by Aleta Armstrong, CMHC in Barrie
  • the Online Community of Practice mental health awareness webinars in 2016 and 2015
  • the Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators (2017) project of Project READ Literacy Network


We hope that these will show you how you can help in everyday situations or when someone in your program is in crisis.

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