May is Mental Health Month

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Taking care of yourself is especially important this year given the increased stressors experienced due to the COVID-19 virus. Below are three great websites that offer mental health month tools, printouts and other resources.

Mental Health America – Information and Resources

CDC - Mental Health – Be Kind to Your Mind 
Tips to cope with stress during COVID-19

  1. PAUSE. Breathe. Notice how you feel
  2. TAKE BREAKS from COVID-19 content
  3. MAKE TIME to sleep and exercise
  4. REACH OUT and stay connected
  5. SEEK HELP if overwhelmed or unsafe

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) -   Now more than ever before, it is important for the mental health community to come together and show the world that no one should ever feel alone. The campaign builds connection and increases awareness with the digital tools that make connection possible during a climate of physical distancing. Even in times of uncertainty, the NAMI community is always here, reminding everyone that you are not alone.

Throughout the month, NAMI will feature personal stories from real people experiencing mental health conditions. You can submit your story at nami.org/yourstory. By reading about lived experience, they aim to make people feel less alone in their mental health journeys. 
Share how you stay connected by writing your personal story or sharing #NotAlone graphics and messages with your community.