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Mental Health Month 2019

Mental Health Month 2019

Each May, we take time to remind ourselves to care for our mental health. This year, the idea of physical vs. mental health is on our minds.

Mental Health Month was founded by nonprofit Mental Health America, and this year, they’re bringing back the #4Mind4Body campaign. In fact, their annual conference is all about the intersections of chronic conditions and mental health. They’re bringing much-needed attention to the fact that folks with physical health conditions deserve support for every part of themselves, body and mind.

Support your mind

There are many ways to get involved in Mental Health Month. Here’s a few ideas to get started:

  • Scroll down to the comments and share one thing about yourself that you feel proud of
  • Start a conversation with friends and family by:
    1. Asking them what they do when they’re having a bad mental health day.
    2. Letting them know it’s okay to talk to you about mental health.
  • Post on social media what mental wellness means to you using #MyMentalHealthMeans and tag us!
  • Check out our special section on mental health

Mind your media

One of the easiest ways to spread awareness is to post about Mental Health Month on social media. Hashtags like #MentalHealthMonth2019 #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthIsHealth and #MyMentalHealthIs are sure to be lively this month. But don’t forget that social media can be stressful! Make sure to take some time away, too.

Mindful every day

Mental health awareness doesn’t have a timeline. Each day we can decide to talk about our mental health, which makes others around us more comfortable to do the same. If we begin conversations, we can end the stigma!

Comments

  • Jccoursey
    7 months ago

    I always turn to God for help in my bad days. He has never failed me. MS does take its toll. I’ve had to live a different way. My MS affects my short term memory so I have had to learn to write things down. Keep a note pad handy. I am considered disabled because it is hard for me to remember things and to find the right words to say. I can be talking and just totally forget what I was saying. Terrible feeling. With I feel like not going on I pray for peace and healing. God always answers. I may not be cured but he shows me how to deal with my disease in a better way.

  • collena
    7 months ago

    Coincidence that May also encompasses Mother’s Day? I think not. I am truly thankful that my children, while not out of the house yet, are grown. I am proud of how they have stepped up to help me buffeted by my parents on the other side helping me in so many ways is the reason I can stay (reasonably) sane.

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