Steps to Self-Care

Self Care card, full text of card available below.

Restoring balance in our life requires dedication and practice. Incorporating a dose of self-care into our daily habits can have a strong impact on our mental health. Everyday take a moment (or more) to take care of yourself.


Exercising 3 days a week decreases stress, increases energy levels and improves happiness

Eat Healthy

People who eat meals high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish and nuts are 30% less likely to develop depression


40% of adults sleep less than the recommended 7 to 9 hours a night. Sleep plays a major role in our overall health —
improving emotional regulation and management of anxiety

Time Off

64% of people feel refreshed and excited to get back to work after a vacation

Get Outside

On average, Americans spend 93% of their time indoors — get outside — nature and sunlight improves our mood,
restores the spirit, and improves focus and clarity


Laughter increases the release of "feel-good" endorphins and can lower blood pressure

Practice Mindfulness

The practice of pausing, breathing, and just "being" is essential to our well-being and mental health, helping us reduce stress, worry less and enhance feelings of resiliency

Talk with a friend

Close social relationships improve our self-confidence, and help us cope with ups and downs in life

For mental health resources visit

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63)