Mental Health America has been raising awareness for those with mental illness each May for more than 60 years, and this year’s theme is Pathways to Wellness. Here are just a few of their ‘key messages’ for the month…
- Wellness – it’s essential to living a full and productive life
- It’s more than an absence of disease. It involves complete general, mental and social well-being
- Whatever our situation, we’re all at risk for stress
They’ve created a terrific toolkit that you can download with info on what exactly wellness is and four simple steps for taking care of your mind and body. You can also check out their wellness calendar that has a different wellness tip for every day of the month.
If you’re living with a mental illness, find others just like you in our growing mood communities on PatientsLikeMe. Learn what they’re doing to manage their condition with symptom and treatment reports, and share your own experience with a personal health profile or in the community forums.