Mental Health Awarenes

The month of May has been observed as the Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA since 1949.

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that affect the brain and often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and borderline personality disorder. The good news is that recovery is possible.

  1. Take a Walk Outside - go for a mid-day walk at lunch
  2. Watch a favorite TV show - The Magicians
  3. Read a Book or a Magazine
  4. Play a Game on your Phone
  5. Browse Social Media
  6. Just Cheer Up
  7. Indulge in a Sweet Treat
  8. Bake or Cook
  9. Take a Nap
  10. Listen to Music
  11. Take a Drive
  12. Tend to Your Garden
  13. Run a quick Errand
  14. Take yoga or stretching class
  15. Try breathing exercises and mediation

NAMI Montgomery County, PA

NAMI Montgomery County PA works to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, advocacy and awareness.

Mental Health Awareness