Our #TalkToday initiative with CMHA Waterloo Wellington continues!
On a daily basis we are promoting continuous conversations around #MentalHealth. Join us!
Canadian Mental Health Statistics:
Mental illness affects people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures.
Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.
Stigma or discrimination attached to mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community.
Defenceman Michael Buchinger shares how he keeps a set routine to stay on top of his goals.
#TalkToday Tip: Keep your routines.
Routines can help reduce mental fatigue. Getting up at your usual time, showering and getting dressed as you normally would for work can be helpful.
Centreman Danny Zhilkin discusses how his morning online workout routine is a key element to his mental well-being.
#TalkToday Tip: Be physically active.
Instead of going to the gym, check out some exercise videos online. Housework, walking up and down stairs, and outdoor activities like raking leaves are also sources of physical activity.
Storm Defenceman Michael Bianconi talks how keeping a positive attitude is the key to his mental health.
Practice mindfulness, meditation or yoga to help you stay grounded and focused when you begin to feel stress and worry in your body, like shortness of breath and tightening in the chest.
If you want to help support mental health in your community or would like more information you can also visit CMHA Waterloo Wellington.
Danielle McGlenister, guelphstorm.com