Many people use the term ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ interchangeably so this question can feel confusing for some. There are many stressors we are facing right now that can negatively impact your mental health, so it is important to have measures in place to monitor and keep your mental health and overall wellbeing a top priority.

Mental Health

Something that we all have. It refers to our overall psychological well-being. We all have mental health, and we want it to be optimal. 

Mental Illness

An illness that affects the way that you think, the way you behave, the way that you feel, and the way that you interact with other people.


A big part of managing our mental health is remaining aware of how we are doing overall. 

Use my DIY Mental Health Check to rate yourself daily on a scale of 1-10 (1 being very low and 10 very high) in the following criteria:









Pay close attention to areas that stay consistently low past 2 weeks. If attempts to improve your rating aren’t fruitful, then reach out to your family doctor or mental health professional for further assistance.

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This checklist is meant to help you remain aware of how you are doing and the state of your mental health from your personal perspective. For an accurate assessment and to diagnose a potential mental illness please see your family doctor or a mental health professional.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566 or

Distress and Crisis Ontario:

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