A Day to Celebrate Our Mental Health
"We all have mental health - just as we all have physical health. It is so important that we look after our mental wellbeing in the same way that we look after our physical health." - Prince Harry
Today is World Mental Health Day and we plan to celebrate how far the conversation around mental health has come. Even in the short time we have been working on building out The Happy Hour, the topic of mental health has become so much more common and accepted. Mental health issues affect every single one of us to some degree - and the world is finally talking about it openly and with understanding.
Talking to someone is key to good mental health. It should be just as easy to talk to someone as it is to drop into your favorite yoga class. The Happy Hour thinks it's time that mental health services came to Main Street.
We want people to see how taking care of their mental health can fit right alongside their favorite self care services. We want everyone to have the same pride in taking the time to talk to someone as they do when they take the time to get a massage or work on their abs.
To celebrate World Mental Health Day, we'd like to share some content and tools we personally find interesting, inspiring and helpful.
We hope you do too.
Insight Timer App
Guided Meditations from UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
To Write Love on Her Arms
Born This Way Foundation
Sarah Silverman on Her Struggle with Depression
Kristen Bell on Anxiety and Depression
If you are thinking about harming yourself, or know someone that might be, please know that you do matter, you are loved, and you are not alone - there is always someone to talk to.
24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255