World Mental Health Day Oct 10th 2019

World Mental Health Day October
World Mental Health Day highlights mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against the social stigma. Treatment and support are available for those who need it—but the door to conversation must be open.

How to Observe World Mental Health Day
Check out the World Federation for Mental Health website. Learn about resources and activities taking place around the world and near you.

1. Organize a conversation in your office or community
Start your own conversation about what it takes to be healthy in body and mind by organizing an event with your friends and neighbors. It can be a powerful way to
learn more about each other and strengthen support networks close to home.

2. Educate yourself on mental health and share an important stat on social media
Chances are there is a lot about depression or OCD you don’t know—who is most affected? When is the earliest people show symptoms? What are the tell-tale
symptoms? Find out something you didn’t know and make sure to tell your friends.

Why World Mental Health Day is Important
1. World Mental Health Day helps create awareness and action on a global scale
2. World Mental Health Day starts a conversation about mental health and well being that helps reduce the stigma associated with mental health illnesses,
and could lead to more people seeking support and treatment.

The day offers an opportunity to reflect and take ownership of mental well being.
We are all juggling a lot—stress, disappointment, grief—and all these emotions can add up. World Mental Health Day allows an opportunity to think about mental health issues and make changes if necessary.
It’s not just about your mental health. You don’t need to have depression, anxiety or any other mental health disorder to make a difference today. Educating yourself and offering support to your
community can help everyone’s health.

So today try to connect with others, exercise, make time for self care!

*This article is credited to https://wfmh.global/world/world

Summertime

Summertime is officially here! Take some time to get out and socialize with friends or make new friends. Interacting with others is good for mental health and research shows it helps boost your mental health, live longer and improves brain function as we continue to age. So get out and volunteer, visit with friends, attend a Synagogue/Church/Temple/Mosque, go to a meetup or exercise with others. 

Enjoy the summer!

Spring

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth for many of us. We often take the time to clean out our cars, closets but we don’t take this time to do some “spring cleaning” of the negativity and drama we allow in our lives.  Look at  rejuvenating your mindset, positive endeavors, relationships, appreciating the little things of life and being kind to others. Spring forward to bettering your lives.

Happy New Year!

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.

Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.

What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?

What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?

What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?

Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”
― Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations on Codependency

HAPPY NEW YEAR!