Sound mind, sound life!
When we fall sick, we go to the doctor, get some medicine and take some rest until we feel better. We make it our priority to first recover our physical health before doing anything else – the same when it comes to the well-being of our loved ones. But, when we face mental issues like stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, etc., we tend to suppress them and not show our internal self to anyone. We do this because we think that showing any vulnerability out to the world is wrong. Speaking about what is bothering us or why we feel low is equal to being weak. Having mental problems means that everyone might think we are going crazy. But, mental health is just as, if not more, important as physical health. It’s not healthy to keep our minds in jail, as that can lead to the digression of our mental health. Having any mental problem does not equate to being crazy. It only means that you need to take better care of your mental health and do what you need. During May, we should engage in activities that cater to our mental health either by ourselves or as a community.
Show that you care about mental health at work!
You may know someone at work that has been working overtime a lot. There might be colleagues that seem a bit spaced out at times. As an employer, you may notice a drop in morale among some of your employees. Working after hours could lead to a potential burnout, so talk to your peer about taking it easy. Converse with your colleagues about their life and allow them to open up to you. Be a thoughtful employer and give days off to employees who need it to charge up. You could also give out company swags to boost morale around the office! Our custom pin buttons can make for great company swags. Employees can wear these pins around the office during mental health awareness month!
Allow children to be in tune with their mental health!
As important as mental health is, youth mental health is a topic that doesn’t get its time in the spotlight. Children can get mental disorders or issues from an early age due to trauma. Waving it off as “just a phase” is the most harmful thing anyone can do to a child. Neglect can further feed into their worsening mental health. What we should do is to help children out by telling them to be open about their issues. Let them vent, express their feelings, and take mental health days when needed. Schools can organize seminars and workshops about mental health to help their children. After the event, they can give out custom hoodies and custom t-shirts that have cool messages regarding mental health.
Take a break for yourself!
This month, you can do so many things for yourself to improve your mental health. Every week, take one day off from all kinds of social media. These platforms are not only filled with mindless distractions, but they also negatively influence your mental health. Find self-care practices relating to your condition and implement them daily. Get a journal and write your thoughts out every night. Learn to set boundaries for yourself when you’re not at your best. If there’s an activity that can bring a significant positive change in your mental health, indulge in it. Maybe you like trying out new looks and accessorizing; if that’s the case, you should get our custom wristbands and custom hats. You can personalize them with your designs or put texts relating to a positive mental attitude!
Do something good for your community!
Many private and government companies organize events during mental health awareness month. People also host events of their own with their friends and family. The programs can include, but not be limited to, fundraisers, walks/runs, and sessions with local therapists. During these events, people with different issues come together and accept that taking care of one’s mental health is very important and should not be looked at differently. After the program ends, your company or you can give out custom cotton tote bags as tokens of appreciation. The tote bags can have messages related to improving mental health.
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