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Self-Care Resources

Self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.

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A Clinician's Guide: How to manage morally distressing situations Learn More

Most health care providers are used to dealing with a daily range of stressful and distressing situations. However, some experiences can carry extra weight. While we can’t avoid every situation that causes moral distress, this webpage includes strategies to decrease the negative impact on your well-being and help you feel more in control when these feelings resurface.

Caring for Your Mental Health Learn More

Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. The National Institute of Mental Health has released information on self-care, when to seek professional help, what to do in a crisis, featured videos and fact sheets.

Self-Care Canada Website Learn More is an entire website dedicated to self-care in Canada. The website revolves around their 7 pillars of self-care: health literacy, self awareness, physical activity, healthy eating, risk avoidance, good hygiene, and optimal use of products and services.

Self-Care: 12 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself Learn More

Exhausted, uninspired, unwell? Read these self-care tips to take care of you.

Taking Good Care of Yourself Learn More

Mental Health America has designed a webpage with some tools to aid you in the process of improving your well-being. Identifying tools and developing plans will help you be more prepared and empowered to take action.