Pre-contemplator QA Post Category: Mental Health and Stress

Where can I get help?

Talk with your health care provider if you’re concerned about your stress or mental health. You can also contact: Mental Health Helpline (24/7) at 1-877-303-2642 Health Link (24/7) at 811 Indigenous Support Line (available Monday to Friday, noon to 8 p.m. in North, Central and South Zones)-1-844-944-4744; Helps First Nations (Status and Non-status), Metis and […]

Can current and past stress affect my health?

Stress can have physical and emotional effects on your health and well being. High levels of stress or stress that lasts a long time can have negative health effects. High levels of stress or constant stress is called toxic stress. If your level of stress is very high and constant, your body is making stress […]

How do I know if I should be concerned about my worrying, sadness or stress?

It’s normal to have many emotions. But if you’re having trouble with your day-to-day life because of your emotions, thoughts or feelings, your mental health may be affecting the quality of your life. Consider talking with your health care provider if any of the following are affecting you: not wanting to spend time with people […]

What is stress?

Stress is the physical, emotional, mental, and behavioural reaction after experiencing a stressor. It is your body’s way of making you ready for some kind of action to get out of danger.   Stressors are anything that are the cause of a person’s stress. They can be physical (illness, pain or something which places strain on […]