Supports for dealing with mental health challenges

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Transcript - Supports for dealing with mental health challenges

Mental health is an important part of our overall well-being.

(Five animated people are in a park gathered around a bench talking, while another person is sitting by a tree reading a book.)

While everyone faces challenges in life, we're all unique, with different experiences.

(A person is sitting on a park bench while two children are playing with a soccer ball.)

Many of us will struggle with our mental health at various stages of our lives and in different ways.

We might not know how to seek help or know where to turn.

(A person is walking along the park path. The screen zooms in on their head and question marks appear above.)

If you're having trouble coping with stress, anxiety, depression or negative feelings and this is affecting your everyday life, know there is help.

(The same person is sitting at a table resting her head on her crossed arms. Text in a thought bubble on the screen reads, "I always feel anxious.")

(The screen transitions to a different person lying on a couch. Text in a thought bubble on screen reads, "I can't sleep and I don't know why.")

(The screen transitions to a person sitting on a chair in a living room. Text in a thought bubble on the screen reads, "I'm so angry and stressed.")

There are different ways you can seek support. Free and confidential resources are available to help you.

(The screen zooms from the person sitting on a chair in a living room, back to the person lying on the couch, to the person who was feeling anxious on her cellphone. Text in thought bubbles reads, "I can get through this" and "I feel heard" and "I feel some relief.")

Others in your life may also be having a tough time.

Simply letting them know you care can go a long way. Listen and let them know you are there to help.

(Two people sitting at a table in a café with coffee cups in front of them. One has his arm around the other.)

If you or someone you know is dealing with thoughts of suicide or feelings of hopelessness, there is help. Call or text 9-8-8 for judgment-free support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reach out and talk to someone today.

(A close-up of a hand holding a cellphone. Their other hand dials 9-8-8. 9-8-8 appears in a big circle. Text on the screen reads, "Call or text 9-8-8 for suicide prevention support.")

(The screen splits in two with the cellphone on the left side and a person sitting cross-legged on the floor texting on the right side.)

(Text on the left side of the screen next to the cellphone reads, "What has you reaching out today?" and then, "I'm here to listen.")

(Text on the right side of the screen beside the person texting reads, "Whatever you're facing, you're not alone.")

Find more information about mental health resources, including 9-8-8, at

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(The Government of Canada logo appears.)

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