As we kick off Mental Health Month, it’s important to note the profound impact COVID-19 has had on our mental health… before we get to some tools that can help you.
In November 2020, the CDC reported that 44% of us were dealing with either depression or anxiety. 44%! Young people are bearing the brunt of the pandemic, but the numbers cross all generations. Now more than ever, it’s critical to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles that keeps too many people from getting the care they need.
This month is all about our mental health and well-being. In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing valuable information to help us develop resiliency, and shine some light as we continue to push through the challenges of the past year.
I recommend you start by downloading the free Tools2Thrive toolkit from my partner, Mental Health America. It comes with several worksheets on things like coping with big changes, recognizing trauma, and dealing with anger and frustration. Download it here.
I’m an open book about mental health, and hope that by continuing to share my journey, it helps someone who maybe hasn’t been able to speak out or doesn’t know what they’re actually going through (that was me at one time). It has always been my goal to let you know that you are not alone, that you can feel better, and that there’s nothing wrong with getting help.
Cheers to Mental Health Month! Please reach out if you have any questions. xx Sahar