1 in 4 people will experience mental illness.
Practice Mental Fitness
In the hurried pace of the world in which we live, most people are aware that maintaining a balanced life is difficult at times, but important for sustaining good health. Perceptions about health are changing. The World Health Organization now defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being,” not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Within this context, fostering our mental health every day – not just when we are feeling pressured or unwell – is an important factor in our overall well-being. Learn More About Practicing Mental Fitness.
Use Mental Health Fitness Tips
Volunteering is an excellent way to broaden your social support network and keep your mind active by learning new things. It is an easy way to build connections with your local community. Learn More About Volunteering.
Get Certified to Help
Mental Health First Aid is an evidenced based, in-person education training that teaches you how to assist people with a mental health problem or crisis. It is an 8 hour program that provides the skills needed to effectively communicate and help those dealing with a mental illness get the professional help they need. Learn more about Getting Certified to Help.
Learn More About Advocating
Speak up on behalf of a mentally ill person. Advocating for the empowerment of mentally ill people will help them overcome barriers of discrimination, powerlessness, and isolation. Learn more about Advocating.
Talk About Mental Illness
Making it okay to talk about mental illness is a crucial step to reducing the silence that surrounds it. Sharing the knowledge you’ve gained with others is an effective tool to battle this silence. Starting a conversation about mental illness may be as easy as discussing current events. Learn More about “Talk About Mental Illness”