May 2018 is now long gone. This is the month we celebrate May is Mental Health Month. However, it doesn’t have to mean that we don’t keep talking, advocating, sharing and continuing our efforts to ensure good mental health for ourselves, our loved ones and others. Mental health affects us all year long, some in different ways, times and situations than others. It is important that we stay on top of our mental health just as much as we would with our physical health. Our mental health is an integral part of our whole well-being.
The following are basic tips you can incorporate into your daily life. Maybe you just start with one of the ten and after a few days, week, etc. you add another until you feel like you are able to reasonably manage these healthy lifestyle habits that can improve your mental wellness.
If you feel like you need help managing your mental health, please start somewhere. Start by telling a trusted adult how you feel and together decide if you need to take the next step of getting help. Help comes in all forms and there are many in our community who are able and available to help if you are in need. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to be honest, open and willing to accept that we may need help in getting to a place where we are living the best life we want to achieve.