Posted by Marianna Zeidler

World Mental Health Day October 10th is an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right” to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right.  Read more here:  https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day/2023

Our mental health influences how we think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects our ability to handle stress, face and overcome challenges, maintain and build relationships, and recover from difficulties and setbacks.

Click on the image to watch the entire World Mental Health Day Webinar October 10th
 
Here are a few everyday mental health tips to help you elevate your mood and become more resilient. 
  • Practice self-care and make yourself a priority.
    • The first step in practicing self-care is to take care of your body:  - Eat a healthy diet; - Exercise; - Get enough sleep.
  • Disconnect from electronics and social media.
  • Engage in activities that provide meaning.
  • Volunteer.
  • Engage in meditation and/or mindfulness.
  • Avoid heavy substance use.
  • Get help from a licensed mental health professional when and if you need it. Seeking help is a sign of strength — not a weakness.