July 24 is International Self-Care Day, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness.
Established in 2011 by the International Self-Care Foundation (ISCF), Self-Care Day aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness.
Self-care means taking small steps to live a healthy lifestyle every day. To help, ISCF has developed a framework for self-care around seven pillars or domains, one of which is mental well-being, self-awareness, and agency.
CMHA recognizes that mental health is not the avoidance of mental health conditions but rather about living well and feeling capable despite challenges. Mental health is also influenced by a range of factors, including our life experiences, workplace or other environments, and the social and economic conditions that shape our lives.
CMHA joins individuals and organizations around the globe in celebrating International Self-Care Day. A number of CMHA services promote self-care, recovery, and resiliency. CMHA Thunder Bay offers Pathways to Resilience: Restoring the Elements of a Joyful Life.
This is a ten-week program based on “The Chemistry of Joy Workbook” by Dr. Henry Emmons. The course integrates the best of brain science, nutrition, and mindfulness to help you restore your resilience and rediscover joy. “Pathways to Resilience” is a series for anyone looking for new skills and perspectives that will enhance their sense of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
For more on International Self-Care Day and the seven pillars of self-care, visit the ISCF website.