February marks the annual Psychology Month campaign. Psychology Month is an awareness campaign that is celebrated every February to highlight that Psychology is for Everyone. This year’s theme is Psychology Makes a Difference.
Psychology plays an extremely important role in our well-being and in how we think, feel and behave in our daily lives and in our communities. Accessing psychology services and supports is part of leading a healthy and happy life.
On behalf of the Strait Regional Centre for Education, Director of Programs and Student Services Sharon MacCuspic thanks our school psychologists for their many contributions to school programming and services for students. "School Psychologists are valued members of our regional support team who assist students with a wide range of social, emotional, behavioural and learning challenges," says Ms. MacCuspic.
The Strait Regional Centre for Education has developed a brochure specifically designed to answer the many questions parents/guardians may have related to school psychology services. The brochure, School Psychology Services: A Guide for Parents/Guardians, may be accessed by clicking on this blue link or by contacting your local school or the Regional Office.
When we look at how psychology impacts our lives, research shows us that:
- Around 10-20% of the world's population will experience a mental disorder during childhood and adolescence; and
- About 20% of Canadians will experience a mental illness (including addiction) in their lifetime.
For additional information about psychology, learning disabilities, and mental health in Nova Scotia and Canada, please refer to the following resources: