Welcome to Every Moment Counts
Every Moment Counts is a mental health promotion initiative developed to help all children and youth become mentally healthy in order to succeed in school, at home and in the community. This work focuses on reframing mental health as a positive state of functioning – it is more than the absence of mental illness. Positive mental health is associated with feeling good emotionally, doing well functionally, and coping with challenges in everyday life. For children and youth, this means doing well during academic (classroom) as well as nonacademic (recess, lunch, after-school) times of the day.
A major goal of Every Moment Counts is to build capacity of all adults serving youth and parents to be mental health promoters. The purpose of this website is share practical information that can be used to promote positive mental health in all children and youth with and without disabilities and/or mental health challenges. Developing a knowledge of positive mental health provides the foundation for implementing the initiatives (model programs and embedded strategies) shared on this website.
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Foundations of Every Moment Counts
Small moments make big differences in how children feel and function!
Learn about the foundations of Every Moment Counts: positive mental health, the mental health continuum, positive psychology, and a multi-tiered public health approach to mental health at the universal, targeted, and individualized levels.
Learn practical strategies for how to promote positive mental health throughout the day.
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About Every Moment Counts
Every Moment Counts (EMC) is a mental health promotion initiative aimed at helping all children and youth develop and maintain mental health in order to succeed in school, home, and in the community. Find out more about this initiative and the EMC team.