NAMI and Mental Health Month

By Katy Jo Turner, Grassroots Organizer, NAMI Minnesota

With a startling statistic that one in five people live with a mental health condition, it is equally as startling that the topic of mental illness is still met with insecurity and avoidance. Fortunately, this is starting to shift. People are especially prompted to think about their and their loved ones’ mental health during May, Mental Health Month.

During the month, NAMI Minnesota (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is hosting many free programs for the public to learn how to support others experiencing a mental illness, encourage conversation on the topic, and inspire attendees to take better care of their own mental health.

Some presentations create empathy, some provide training, and all give hope.

“In Our Own Voice” offers an opportunity for attendees to listen to someone’s story and learn what it’s like to experience a mental illness and be in recovery.

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What to Know About CBD

By Gina Johnson, Chemical Health Prevention Specialist

Currently deemed a miracle drug, Cannabidiol or CBD seems to be everywhere right now. But what exactly is CBD? While CBD and THC are both chemical components from the Cannabis plant, unlike THC, it doesn’t make you feel high. Available in the form of pills, vaping, oils, lotions, gummies, coffee, and food. CBD has been praised as a treatment for chronic pain, migraines, ADHD and anxiety. Many business and companies are jumping on the bandwagon to sell this product.

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21 Cheap, Healthy Ways to Practice Self-Care

Courtesy of IndieFlix

  1. Drink water
  2. Stretch and exercise
  3. Shower or take a bath
  4. Put on a face mask
  5. Eat Fruits and vegetables
  6. Give yourself a mani/pedi
  7. Call a friend or a family member
  8. Change your bed sheets
  9. Tidy your room
  10. Meditate
  11. Make yourself a cup of tea
  12. Turn off your phone
  13. Make a list of things that make you happy
  14. Help out at your local animal shelter
  15. Do your hair and/or makeup
  16. Listen to music or a podcast
  17. Go for a walk without your phone
  18. Read a book
  19. Journal
  20. Seek out professional help
  21. Take a day off

It’s okay to not be okay. Always remember that.

Read the full article here.