Mental Health Awareness Toolkit
Throughout May each year, we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) has been leading the observance of May MHAM. For 2020, MHA will continue its tradition of sharing their MHAM toolkit of resources with this year’s theme of “Tools 2 Thrive”. Below is just a few of the available tips and worksheets. For the entire toolkit please visit Mental Health America.
COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
The coronavirus is extremely contagious and has resulted in many changes over the last few months. It is more important now than ever to take care of your mental health. This infographic from our friends at Mental Health America is a great tool to help you manage your mental health as the world navigates through this virus.
Most people don’t think about taking the time to identify their feelings, but it can help to better cope with challenging situations.
Finding the Positive
Finding the positives in life doesn’t mean ignoring the negative. Practicing gratitude can train your brain to look for good things that are happening, which helps to recover mentally and emotionally.
Creating Healthy Routines
Routines help organize our days into patterns and make it easier to get things done without having to think hard about them.
Eliminating Toxic Influences
Identifying toxic influences in our lives and taking steps to create a new life without them can improve mental and physical health over time.
There are simple things that every person can say or do to help the people in their life who are struggling to get through the tough times.
Being lonely causes the same amount of damage to your lifespan as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is more dangerous to health than obesity.