to the Students’ section of the Mental Health and High
On this site we’ll explore some of the
issues related to being a teen and experiencing mental health
problems and mental illness.
We’ll also look at how mental health problems
and mental illness can affect your life at school, and ways
of dealing with some of the things you are experiencing so
that you can get through high school and get on with your
As you check out this site, you’ll come
across lots of things that teens (and a few parents and school
staff) told us about their experiences and their thoughts
about mental health and high school. Some of them got in touch
with us through this website, and others took part in focus
groups we held.
Who’s this site for?
The information on this site is for all teens
struggling with mental health problems, whether or not you’ve
got an actual diagnosis. That’s because when you’re
a teen experiencing mental health problems, it can sometimes
take a while to actually figure out what’s going on—if
what you’re going through, like feeling down or stressed,
is temporary, or if it could be a sign that a serious mental
illness is a possibility. Either way, you’re probably
having a hard time dealing with the challenges of high school.
The purpose of this site is to give teens who
are having mental health problems some tools to help them
get through high school and go on to work or further studies
in college or university. So read on, and find out more about
the issues that concern you!
Read about one student's experiences dealing with
mental illness and high school.
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