Positive Mental Health of Youth - Infographic

Strong social support plays an important role in the positive mental health of youth. This includes support from family, peers, schools and communities.

Positive mental health is the capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face.

In Grade 10:

  • 12% of girls and 24% of boys strongly agreed that they had confidence in themselves
  • 22% of girls and 28% of boys strongly agreed that they were full of energy
  • 42% of girls and 55% of boys reported high levels of life satisfaction

Data are from the 2013/14 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children, a research study that aims to gain insight into youth health and well-being, and their social contexts.

Relationships matter!

We can all play a role in promoting positive mental health among youth.

Read our report Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) in Canada: Focus on Relationships to learn more.

Visit Canada.ca/Health and search for HBSC.

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