Mental Health includes our emotional and psychological well-being. It is just as important as our physical health. Many people find it hard to talk about mental health due to societal or cultural stigma. Mental health includes our ability to recognize, cope and manage emotions; this is known as emotional regulation. Coping skills can be learned to recognize and manage uncomfortable feelings and emotions. Mental health concerns may require further support from a professional and can be accessible by some work place benefits. We can take care of some of our mental health through self-care, mindfulness, coping skills, and support systems with others. Many people receive supports from their doctor or therapist. Mental health concerns may also be addressed within the work setting by recognizing your rights to accommodations, taking sick days, or a leave of absence.
An Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, co-occurring mental health diagnoses, and stress-related life events can affect your mental health.
This course has 4 modules:
- Importance of utilizing benefits
- Coping skills
- Inclusive social opportunities
- Accessing community supports
|Importance of utilizing benefits
|What does it mean to you?
|Masking and camouflaging
|What Mental Health Supports are available at your place of work or school?
|When to take a sick day
|Emotions at work
|Sensations, urges and thoughts: When someone is Anxious
|Sensations, urges and thoughts: When someone is depressed
|Coping in the moment
|Proactive coping strategies
|Make time for self-care in your routines
|Inclusive social opportunities
|Social opportunities at work
|Work scenarios with reflective questions
|Accessing community supports
|Alberta Mental Health Resources