Take the Moment: Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year, NAMI encourages us to “Take the Moment” to cultivate an open culture around mental health. See below for a few tips on how to “Take the Moment” every day to break the stigma around mental health and prioritize taking care of your mental health without guilt or shame. 

  • Follow along with a mind-body scan or breathing meditation video 
  • Take a walk at lunchtime 
  • Practice noticing and naming what you’re feeling without judgment & without trying to change it 
  • Write your own positive affirmations and practice them 
  • Extend compassion to yourself and others 
  • Have a genuine conversation with a loved one about mental health. When someone asks how you’re doing, how would it feel to be honest? Or how would it feel to reach out to someone you haven’t heard from in a while and see how they’re doing? 
  • Learn something new about mental health through a webinar or an article from a trusted source 

If you or someone you love has been affected by the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy, the United for Waukesha Resiliency Center offers lots of opportunities for creative mental health moments every week. Take a moment to check out our options or reach out to a service navigator for more information! 

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