How to Honor World Mental Health Day

Wellness Resources
October 6, 2023
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October 10th marks a significant day for Liberate – World Mental Health Day (WMHD).

This day is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues, reducing the stigma surrounding them, and promoting mental wellbeing. It’s a day when individuals, organizations, and communities come together to support those who are facing mental health challenges and to advocate for a world where mental health is prioritized.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the purpose of World Mental Health Day and share ways you can make a positive impact for yourself and loved ones.

Understanding World Mental Health Day:

World Mental Health Day was first observed in 1992 and is now recognized in over 150 countries. Its primary goal is to create awareness about mental health issues and mobilize efforts to support mental health. This day provides an opportunity to encourage open conversations about mental health, dispel myths, and provide resources to those in need.

At Liberate, we believe that taking care of your mental wellbeing should be a priority every day, and today, we’re celebrating it with some special resources just for you.

Stream these special on-demand classes. From breath exercises, to meditation and visualization, take this opportunity to exercise your mental muscles at your own pace. 

3 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

  1. Practice Mindfulness: Mindfulness involves being fully present in the moment and non-judgmentally accepting your thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness meditation and exercises can help reduce anxiety and depression. Check out our on demand library for hundreds of mindfulness classes.
  2. Engage in Physical Activity: Exercise releases endorphins, which are natural mood lifters. Find physical activities you enjoy, whether it’s walking, dancing, or playing sports.
  3. Seek Professional Help: If you’re struggling with your mental health, don’t hesitate to reach out to a mental health professional such as a therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist. Therapy can provide valuable tools and coping strategies.

3 Ways to Check in On Loved Ones

  1. Call or Text: A simple phone call or text message can go a long way. Ask how they’re doing and if there’s anything they’d like to talk about. Make sure to actively listen when they respond.
  2. Send a Care Package: Surprise your loved one with a care package that includes their favorite treats, a heartfelt note, or items that may bring them comfort.
  3. Offer Specific Help: If your loved one is going through a difficult time, ask if there’s anything specific you can do to help. It might be running errands, cooking a meal, or just being there to talk.

3 Mental Health Organizations to Support:

One meaningful way to honor World Mental Health Day is by supporting organizations that are dedicated to improving mental health worldwide. Here are a few notable organizations you can consider donating to:

Mental Health America (MHA): MHA is a leading advocacy organization, committed to addressing the needs of individuals living with mental illness and promoting overall mental health.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): NAMI is another organization that offers education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental health conditions.

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA): TWLOHA focuses on helping people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. 

Our Contribution to World Mental Health Day:

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, we are pledging to donate a portion of the proceeds from our shop sales for the month of October to NAMI. By purchasing our journals and swag, you can support your own wellbeing and make a difference in the lives of those affected by mental health issues. Your contribution, no matter how small, can help fund research, increase awareness, and provide resources for individuals in need!

Thank you for reading! Remember, every action you take in support of mental health matters. Let’s make a difference this World Mental Health Day. ❣️

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