International Self-Care Day recognized July 24; behavioral health tips, resources

In 2011, the International Self-Care Foundation (ISF) established International Self-Care Day to raise awareness about the importance of self-care in overall health and wellness. International Self-Care Day is recognized each year on July 24 as a symbol that the benefits of self-care are experienced 24 hours a day,  seven days a week.

Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, particularly during periods of stress. Health and wellness is the cornerstone of Purdue’s Healthy Boiler Program, and behavioral health is one of the five pillars of focus. There are online and in-person

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New service connects medical professionals to mental health resources

The Ohio State Medical Association has announced it is launching a free, anonymous service to help health care workers statewide screen for mental and emotional health issues.

Brian Santin, a vascular surgeon and the association’s president, said Wednesday that the emotional toll laid on health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a heavy strain on the profession.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Santin said the medical association’s new Well-Being CARE Service aims to help health care professionals normalize the conversation about mental and emotional health issues, empowering them to take action to get the support they

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