As the concept of “self-care” grows increasingly popular, mental health experts at the University of Alberta are cautioning against its commodification and individualistic approach, and recommending “community care” as a more inclusive approach to mental health. “We think of self-care as having a glass of wine and watching Netflix. And I think that’s what’s sort of pervasive: going to the spa, getting a pedicure, putting on a sheet mask,” said Robyn Wilson, a U of A community social worker. “But self-care needs to be more mindful in order for it to be helpful.”  Read the rest of this article at folio.ca…

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