Mental Health and Well-being
World Suicide Prevention Day
It is possible to overcome feelings of hopelessness and thrive. We can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by suicide. Help us in “Creating Hope through Action” as we observe World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. Learn Be There Golden Rules to check in with those you care about and talk about what’s going on. Offer support to help them find resources, get help, and know what to expect.
We consider mental health and well-being as critical in the promotion of student success and achievement. As such, we are committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of our students, families and staff.
Mental Health is defined as a state of well-being in which every person is able to realize their own potential, is able to cope with stressors of daily life, and is able to engage and contribute to the overall community (World Health Organization, 2018).
Mental Health and Well-being Resources
DSB1 works with School Mental Health Ontario – a provincial team designed to help Ontario school boards build capacity to support student mental health and well-being, through effective implementation of research based programs and strategies.
DSB1 is proud to offer a wide range of programs and initiatives to support student mental health and well-being. Click here to learn more.