Are you just not okay? Not feeling like yourself lately? Are there no major issues going on but something just doesn’t feel right? Well, May is the month to explore those feelings because it’s Mental Health Awareness month! Take this month to check in with yourself and be honest about how you’re doing. Whether there’s been big changes in your life or things simply don’t feel the same, it’s always a good idea to look after your mental health. Our brains are what control everything about us, so if it’s not functioning properly how can we be our best selves? This month also involves advocating for others’ mental health. From providing support to others, working to educate ourselves and others on mental health, advocating for policies to help those with mental illness and their families, and most importantly fighting the stigma around treating mental health, there’s plenty of ways to practice and educate ourselves.
Everyone struggles with mental health at some point; some in big ways and others in small daily battles. Everyone’s battle is important, and we should all work to support one another and show that you are not alone. If a friend or family member seems to be struggling ask if they want you to listen to them, leave someone a nice note as a surprise, or even just smile at someone you see. You never know what others are going through, but we can certainly all use a mental health boost every now and then! So, take the time to be honest with yourself this month, check in with family and friends, and if you or someone you know is struggling don’t be afraid to reach out to us for help. Take time to check in with yourself every now and then and make sure that you are what you should be…YOU!
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This blog was written by our Spring Hill/Hurley intern Taylor Empson.