CMHA recognizes International Self-Care Day

CMHA Durham 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. This year’s choice of themes includes
‘Self-Care is for Life,’ ‘Get Better with Self-Care’ and “Treat Yourself to Better Health.”
Mental well-being is recognized as a pillar of self-care. Prioritizing self-care can increase
resiliency, which can be helpful when faced with problems, stress, and other difficult
situations. Many mental health programs provide strategies to improve resiliency skills like
problem-solving, assertiveness, balancing obligations and expectations, and developing
support networks.

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.
For more on International Self-Care Day and the seven pillars of self-care, visit the event
website.