Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Four Corners Health Department wants you to know about mental health’s big role in our lives. We encourage you to take action toward protecting your mental health and overall well-being.

This year’s theme is “Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World”. This reminds us that dealing with life can be a lot. But everyone deserves to feel supported and empowered to seek help when needed. Mental Health America has made a toolkit to help you figure out where to start.  The toolkit shares free, helpful resources for managing your mental health. Go to https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month to learn more.

One place to start is to practice good coping skills. You can use these tools or habits to help you handle difficult feelings. They can also lower stress or anxiety. These can be as simple as something you enjoy or a way to get your body moving.

Some great ideas are:

  • Go for a walk
  • Spend time outside
  • Go for a swim
  • Spend time with friends
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Laugh
  • Do some yoga
  • Work in the garden
  • Take a bike ride
  • Meditate
  • Listen to or play some music
  • Take a trip
  • Meal plan
  • Journal

You can visit our Mental Health Resources page, https://fourcorners.ne.gov/resources-for-mental-wellness/ for more information.

Four Corners has a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner on staff, Renee Duffek. She is available for appointments in person or via telehealth. Contact Four Corners to schedule with Renee.

For questions or to learn more, call Four Corners at 402-362-2621 or 877-337-3573. You can also email us at info@fourcorners.ne.gov.

Visit the Four Corners website at https://fourcorners.ne.gov. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel @fc_healthdept!

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