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The Science-Based Self-Care Checklist for Mental Well-Being

articles Apr 16, 2023
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Here are ten science-backed steps to a healthier mind

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 8 people around the world are facing mental health challenges. The global pandemic and the realities of the climate crisis have heightened this mental health epidemic, with statistics showing that countries across North America and Europe are facing similar but unique challenges.

Mental health statistics from the past two years (2021 - 2022)

  • 1 in 3 young people in Canada have sought help for their mental health 
  • 1 in 2 adults in the UK have had their mental well-being negatively affected 
  • 2 in 5 people in the US have experienced symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • 1 in 5 EU citizens reported unmet mental health care needs
  • 4 in 5 children and young people worldwide are experiencing worry about climate change

As mental health continues to gain global attention, many are seeking ways to support and fortify their minds. Practices and nourishing activities that help prioritize self-care are critical to our well-being. By incorporating them into our daily routine, we can build resilience to cope with life's inevitable challenges.

Here is a self-care checklist with science-based benefits to help promote mental well-being.



 Michael Apollo MHSc RP is the founder of the Mindful Society Global Institute. Prior to founding MSGI in 2014, he was the Program Director of Mindfulness at the University of Toronto. He is an educator, licensed mental health clinician and certified facilitator in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.


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