The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities (BHDID), within CHFS, encourages everyone to consider donating items to a community service organization this month. BHDID leadership say the donation drive's mission is twofold: it serves a population in need and has mental health benefits for those who participate.
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Morris stressed self-care is a critical trauma-informed practice for professionals who work with and on behalf of individuals who have experienced trauma or who are in distress. A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also help people recover from these conditions.
“It’s important that we take care of our own mental health. There are lots of things we can do – getting enough sleep, watching our diet, getting enough exercise,” Morris added. “All of these things can help keep our mental health intact.”
Mental Health Month was started 70 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. This year’s promotion builds on the already existing 4Mind4Body campaign and explores the topics of animal companionship, spirituality and religion, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections.
For more info on May is Mental Health Month, visit https://www.nami.org/mentalhealthmonth