Since 1949, Mental Health America has observed Mental Health Month in May—and after two plus years of pandemic life, uncertainty, and global crisis, prioritizing your mental health is more important than ever. So take this as a reminder to make time and space for your well-being this month (and every month). Here are a few tips, from the experts (and a few from us).
Mental Health Resources from the Pros
And though we like to think of ourselves as strong self-care advocates, we're by no means experts...so download the "Back to Basics" Mental Health Toolkit from MHA (the real experts) for resources on staying mentally healthy.
Meditation 101 From Toad Natalie
Spend Time OutsideNo surprise here...Getting outside can also have a huge positive effect on both mental and physical health (like lower blood pressure, increased focus, and reduced cortisol levels, to name a few) – and while a grand trip to a national park isn't always accessible to everyone, it can be as simple as a stroll around the block or getting out for a quick boost of sunshine. The outdoors are so beneficial, in fact, that in some places, doctors are prescribing time in nature and visits to national parks as part of patient treatment. We hope this is a trend that continues!