JIBC is dedicated to promoting positive mental health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff.  It is important to recognize that mental health and wellness is everyone’s responsibility thus, there are elements which are societal, organizational, and most importantly individual and personal.

Public Health Agency of Canada describes Mental health as the capacity of every individual to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance their ability to enjoy life and deal with challenges.  It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections, and personal dignity.

To learn more please visit Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association and Mental Health Commission of Canada

You may be wondering, why is it important to talk about mental health and wellness?  Mental health is highly stigmatized and yet majority of people are touched or impacted by it.  It’s 2022 and we must contribute to normalizing mental health and wellness. 

Mental health and wellness are reflections of the quality of our life.  How do we choose to spend our days? What do we value?  Are we happy with where we are investing our energy?  If not, then let’s make some changes because mental health can be fostered and developed. 

In a nutshell, self-reflection, awareness, and mindfulness bring value, insight, and essence to our life. Mental health can be like a stroke of paint that adds colour and dimension to a canvas. Which is why, we invite you to lead your best life.  Use this Wellness Wheel to start your personal reflection and development journey.   Please remember self-care is your right and your responsibility, so go ahead and make yourself a priority.

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