May 1 – 7th is the Canadian Mental Health Associaton’s Annual Mental Health Week. Get Loud – The Louder we get the bigger the change we will make.
We all want to be healthy. No one can be truly healthy without mental health. It involves how we feel, think, act and interact with the world around us. Mental health is about coping with the stresses of life and contributing to our community. Ask for help or seek advice from someone with expertise. – give your mental health the attention it needs and deserves.
Being mentally healthy isn’t about avoiding problems or trying to achieve a “perfect” or “normal” life. It’s about living well and having the tools to cope with difficult situations and life’s many challenges.
Each person’s path to mental well being is unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents and our own supports. But good mental health is within everyone’s reach. Staying menatally healthy is like staying physically fit – it requires effort.
But the rewards are worth it! Everyone faces stresses and demands in their lives, but we all need and deserve breaks from them. Daily physical exercise, for instance, not only makes you stronger and more fit, but it can also improve your mood and your sense of well being.
Information provided from the CMHA mental health week 2017.