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  What are signs of stress & depression?

  • Getting angry, irritated, restless, or frustrated easily 
  • Frequently feel tired or have low energy 
  • I have lost interest in people, activities, and things I used to enjoy 
  • I have sleep problems (like falling asleep, too much or too little sleep)
  • I frequently feel sad, or just can’t bring myself to care about things 
  • I have trouble concentrating or remembering things 
  • I drink too much or abuse drugs or prescription medication 
  • I think I’ve lost my sense of humour 
  • I have frequent headaches, chronic pain or stomach trouble that doesn’t seem to go away and doesn’t respond to ordinary treatment 

Tips for self-care & positive mental health 

  • Eat well – Proper nutrition fuels the brain and body 
  • Get enough sleep – Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. It can give you more energy and help you concentrate 
  • Be active – Exercise for 30 minutes, 5 days a week can improve your physical and mental health 
  • Decrease or stop using alcohol or drugs – These can make stress and depression worse 
  • Structure & routine – Have regular wake up and bed times. Plan activities such as going for a walk or going to the gym, etc. 
  • Laugh & have fun – Laughing releases chemicals that make you feel good. Increased blood flow relaxes the muscles 
  • Talk to someone – A close friend, a family member or a co-worker about what is happening 
  • Seek professional help – Doctor, Counsellor, or Mental Health Professional 
  • Remember – There is help out there. You are not alone. #SignOfStrength

Men’s Mental Health websites:

Lloydminster Mental Health Navigation Tool
www.lloydminstermentalhealth.ca

Lloyd Supports: A Community Directory
www.lloydminster.ca/supports

Men’s Health Website:
www.dontchangemuch.ca

Alberta Father Involvement Initiative
www.abdads.ca

Man Therapy
www.mantherapy.org

Heads Up Guys
www.headsupguys.org

Mens Health Resources PDF
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