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Mental Wellness Tips

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Mental wellness is part of our universal health. Take time for yourself with our free mental wellness kit and find ways to support your mental wellbeing. Share our free mental wellness kit with those you care about to support their mental wellbeing too.

The digitized journal and tip cards are conveniently available for anyone to download, see below.

Top Tips

We all have to recognized that mental health is an important aspect of our whole health. Sudden changes to our daily routines and navigating these changes likely has an impact on our mental health, whether small or large. Below are some tips you can do at home to help maintain your mental wellness.

Avoid Burnout

  • Ask for help – may be difficult but it is an important skill to develop. Check first with any beliefs around it – sometimes we have our own thoughts that stop us. Once we get past those, then most people are willing to help.
  • Establish boundaries – boundaries can clearly communicate personal needs (e.g. time, space, beliefs) and help others understand how to respect you and your needs. 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.

Stress can zap our concentration, make us irritable or depressed, and harm our personal and professional relationships.

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Stay Active

  • 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.

Daily physical activity can help your mood by decreasing stress, anger, and tension as well as reduce anxiety and depression.

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Make Connections

  • 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.
  • Join a class or club – make a list of your favorite activities and seek out gatherings of like minded people.
  • Strengthen current relationships – commit to a certain amount of time each week to reach out to people you want to be in contact with regularly.

Stress can zap our concentration, make us irritable or depressed, and harm our personal and professional relationships.

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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 or 988. 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 Helpline at (951) 686-HELP (4357).

If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

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