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Every week, CBC Kids News takes a deep dive into a topic that everyone’s talking about. Click the video above or below for this week’s KN Explains.
In the past few years, a lot of celebrities have spoken publicly about mental health and mental illness.
There are even special days and weeks to raise awareness about mental health, such as Bell Let’s Talk Day and mental health week.
But do you know what the term means? What are the stigmas in society about mental health? And what’s the difference between mental wellness and mental illness?
There’s a lot to unbox here. But don’t worry, we’ve got you. KN Explains:
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