We all know mental health is a critical piece to leading a full, productive life. Yet maintaining good mental health isn’t always as easy as it might seem. More than 18 million adults in Canada and the United States suffer from depression and/or anxiety—and I am one of them.
It took me 10 years of trial, error, struggle, success, and more trial and error to reach a place of wellness, a place where I know how to recognize the warning signs of an impending depression episode and practice my now tried-and-true techniques for staying healthy, in balance and at peace.
Here is the checklist I use. And remember: No one item is more important than any other!