Did you know:
Mental health isn't the absence of illness or disorders.
The World Health Organization defines it as, “state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. - https://www.who.int/
It is important to be aware of signs and symptoms related to poor mental health so you can access supports or help others to do so.
Depression is the most common illness effecting more females then males.
Depression isn't a bad day or sadness - these are normal human experiences.
Depression symptoms (present daily and persist for 2 or more weeks) include sadness, irritability, feelings of emptiness and hopelessness, loss of pleasure or interest in activities.
To learn more about strategies to support your own well-being, join Shannon K, BFHT OT, Psychotherapist, for a talk in partnership with the Burlington Public Library.
The talk will be held virtually on
Monday, January the 23rd from 1:30pm-2:30pm. Click here to register.
Feel like moving while learning? Shannon will also be hosting a Just Walk to talk about January Blues, on Wednesday, January 25th from 1:30pm-2:30pm.