Emotional Health

Emotional health and wellbeing is not the absence of emotions, but it is your ability to understand the value of your emotions and use them to move your life forward in positive directions. It helps us to function in society, meet the demands of everyday life, manage change or loss and feel a sense of belonging to community. It includes identifying healthy coping strategies to manage your emotional health.

Do I accept myself?
Yes
No
Do I feel connected to people and situations?
Yes
No
Am I reducing the harms of alcohol, cigarette and drug use?
Yes
No
Do I share my feelings and emotional concerns with others?
Yes
No
Do I have healthy personal boundaries?
Yes
No
 
 

LGBTQ youth in Canada are at a risk for suicide that is 14 times higher than for their straight peers.

 
 

Of LGBTQ youth in Ontario 60% had symptoms of depression and 77% had seriously cosidered suicide.

 
 

Of LGBTQ youth in Ontario, 45% had attempted suicide.