It seemed as if it was yesterday that we started the year of 2021. Yet, here we are well into the month of May, almost at the half-way point of the year. Time sure does fly.
With the previous year of 2020 being a halt in routine and normalcy for all- to say the least- the dilemma many of us are dealing with now may be the yearning to stay up to date with post-pandemic life goals, that may have been put on pause, all while continuing to keep up with the daily demands life. The fear of defeat, sadness, despair, and as well as fearing the unknown, are often the issues that take a mental toll on us- especially all while dealing with the obstacle’s life puts in our way. According to NAMI©, studies are shown that 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime; the on-going of the pandemic shows people who had never experienced challenges with mental health before, finding themselves struggle with it for the first time.
This past month of May of has been shining a light on the important matter of mental health, and is recognized nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month. It is beneficial to recognize the impact mental health has on every individual, including ourselves. The personal and external challenges faced with, along with the resistance that comes in between our own selves, are issues us as people are all in a constant battle with overcoming. We may often feel alone or helpless when dealing with challenges. We may have feelings of despair or even no reasoning on why we feel the way we do, during these difficult times.
At Resqme, prevention is one of the main objectives as a company we stand by implementing in our daily lives. And although physical prevention is normally the subject at hand, mental health prevention is as important to be of discussion.
Tips on improving Mental Health Awareness:
- Be in tune with yourself daily on how you are feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically.
- Check in on your peers and loved ones on how they may be feeling.
- Try to recognize the obstacles that does not serve you in a positive way and try eliminating them from your life.
- Do not be afraid to ask for help if your mental or physical state is impacting you negatively, whether that be asking someone you trust to help you or professional help.
- Make sure to give yourself daily breaks and mental check-ins. Partaking in a mental or physical activity that brings you a sense of regulation and relaxation for your mind may benefit your overall self.
- Remember to be kind to yourself and others. Being an ally towards ourselves and others is the first step toward positive mental health prevention!
It may be of difficulty to solve the issues that are at hand in our day to day lives; being able to recognize within ourselves and those around us that we are all capable of feeling vulnerable and deal with the various type of mental health strains, is the first step in striving for positive breakthrough towards mental health awareness. Be kind to yourself and others, and let the awareness of positive breakthrough towards mental health follow you all throughout this year!