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August 24th, 2016
August 24th, 2016

Self-care is important part of mental health!

Self-care in health refers to the activities individuals, families and communities undertake with the intention of enhancing health, preventing disease, limiting illness, and restoring health.

Self-awareness is one of the main pillars of self-care and included the ability to access your physical and mental health. As you are aware, lawyers report a higher than average percentage of mental health issues with a higher increase in suicidal thoughts than the rest of the population. Self-care play a critical role in addressing these mental health issues.

Here are a few simple suggestions to relieve stress from work. Everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for another.

  • Engaging in physical activity
  • Finding ways to use humour
  • Finding ways for creative self-expression
  • Learning how to meditate, using deep breathing, practicing yoga,  
  • Spending time in nature
  • Getting acupuncture treatments
  • Doing hobbies or other pleasurable activities
  • Joining a club
  • Writing in a journal

Let's continue to talk about mental health and ways to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health.

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