Mental Wellness Tips
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It’s been a tough year on our mental health. Take time for yourself, with our free mental wellness kit and find ways to give your mind the break it deserves.Get Your Kit Here*The physical mental wellness kits are sold out. The journal and tip cards have been digitized and are available for anyone to download, see below.
In the past year, we have all had to make changes to our daily routines and find ways to work, learn, exercise, and connect with loved ones from home. Navigating these changes has likely had an impact on your mental health, whether small or large. Below are some tips to help maintain your mental wellness while spending time at home.
This Month’s Top Tips
Ask for help – Asking for help may be difficult but it is an important part of developing and building a support group.
Establish boundaries – Whether it be at work or home, it’s important to give ourselves permission to create boundaries.
Make time for self-care – Engage in mindfulness or breathing-based activity, take 15 minutes for a creative outlet, or even simply take a bath or shower.
Walk and talk – Try standing or walking while taking a phone call. Level up more by adding a few leg raises or calf raises.
Stretch it out – Set an alarm to take hourly stretches. This will improve productivity and help with feeling refreshed.
Work it out – Create a free workout calendar, no equipment needed. Search for equipment-free workouts and free online classes.
Keep it real – Move from small talk to real talk. Bring up meaningful conversation while practicing active listening and share what’s on your mind.
Virtual is reality – Schedule virtual games with friends. Search for free online games you can host and play together.
Pen pal – Write a letter to a friend or loved one. It’ll put a smile on both your faces.
This year past year has been especially challenging. If you feel overwhelmed, are unable to cope and feel as though your stress is affecting how you function everyday, it could be something more, like depression or anxiety. Don’t let it go unchecked. Contact your health care provider.
If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals; the call is free and confidential. If you need to be connected to mental health services in Riverside County, call the CARES Line at (800) 499-3008.
If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
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