CMHA Ottawa joins individuals and organizations around the globe in celebrating International Self-Care Day on July 24, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness.
Self-care is more important now than ever before. More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are struggling with burnout, loneliness, and depression. Prioritizing self-care can increase resiliency, which can be helpful when faced with problems, stress, and other difficult situations.
A self-care task should not be big or complicated – in fact, when energy and resolve is low, it’s important to make it as simple as possible. To help, CMHA has created a resource with simple ideas to help you feel better. Each tip only takes 15 minutes and is designed to help boost your mental, emotional, physical, social or spiritual health.
CMHA Ontario also offers BounceBack®: Reclaim your health, a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. This self-guided program offers telephone coaching, online videos and workbooks which you can do from the comfort of your home. Workbooks and coaching are available in multiple languages. For more information, visit bouncebackontario.ca.