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Living Better - practical skills to enhance your mental health

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There is no doubt that we all want to live better. Although there are some differences between what “better” means to each of us there are some basics, which can be applied to all. Join us for the following three Thursdays: January 16, 23 and 30 at 7 pm in the Stevenson & Hunt room, Central Library for the Living Better series of presentations. Young psychiatrists representing Psychiatry Residence Council at UWO will focus,in their presentations, on practical skills to manage mental health. Stress is a part of our everyday life. Whether it relates to the finances, responsibilities, work or health – it is present and we all keep experiencing it. Therefore it is crucial that we develop coping mechanisms which allow us to simply stress less. The January 16 presentation will give tips to manage anxiety. It isn’t a surprise that our eating habits and our body image can have a significant impact on our mental health! What is healthy eating or healthy weight? What is body image and how does it affect us? Answers to these and other questions will be part of the January 23 talk. Some would argue that sleep is the most important activity we do.After all, we spend almost one third of our lives sleeping! The January 30 talk will be about sleep and it’s impact on our day-to-day lives. We will learn about the do’s and don’ts of sleep and what to do to sleep better. It is never too late to enhance your mental health.

You may be interested in some books on those topics: Eat, move, sleep: how small choices lead to big changes by Tom Rath, The sleep doctor's diet plan: lose weight through better sleep by Michael Breus and Deborah Fulgham-Bruce, Stress pandemic:the lifestyle solution: 9 natural steps to survive master stress and live well by Paul Huljich, Freeing yourself from anxiety: 4 simple steps to avoid worry and create life you want by Tamar E. Chansky

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