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Mental Health Awareness: Friday Facts & Finds

We all have mental health every day. Achieving or maintaining mental wellness takes work. Research has found several ways you can keep yourself healthy. Mental Health America has resources available on how to maintain mental wellness.

Mental health is all around us, but is often misunderstood. The Roadmap to Mental Health, developed by the Mental Health Coalition, is a resource to help explain and provide language on what we mean when we say “mental health.”

There are many harmful attitudes and misunderstandings around mental health conditions and mental illness. This can make people ignore their mental health, fuel stigma, and make it harder to reach out for help. Take the Mental Health Quiz developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and see if you can separate the myths from the facts.

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health condition during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Mental Health America Tools 2 Thrive provides information, tips, and practical tools for situations that we all deal with. These tools can be used to improve your mental health and increase your resiliency.

Stay tuned for week 2 of Mental Health Awareness Month, as I will cover self-care!

Stay happy, healthy, and safe! ~Sally~


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