Human Resources

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health month.   Depression is a common and serious mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can cause persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, guilt, and loss of interest in activities that used to bring joy. Depression can also interfere with daily functioning, such as work, school, relationships, and physical health.

How to Prioritize Your Mental Health

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for depression, self-care is an important aspect of managing the condition and improving one’s well-being. Self-care refers to the actions and habits that we do to take care of ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Self-care can help us cope with stress, boost our mood, increase our resilience, and prevent burnout.

 Some examples of self-care activities are:

 Getting enough sleep and rest

  • Eating a balanced and nutritious diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Practicing relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises
  • Seeking professional help when needed
  • Engaging in hobbies and interests that make us happy
  • Spending time with supportive friends and family
  • Expressing our feelings and thoughts in healthy ways
  • Setting realistic and achievable goals
  • Saying no to things that drain our energy or harm our well-being
  • Being kind and compassionate to ourselves

 Self-care is not selfish or indulgent. It is a necessity and a responsibility that we owe to ourselves and to those who care about us. By taking care of ourselves, we can better take care of others and contribute to the world in a positive way.

 Summary: Depression is a serious mental health condition that can affect many aspects of our lives. Self-care is a vital part of managing depression and enhancing our well-being. Self-care involves doing things that nourish our body, mind, heart, and soul. By practicing self-care regularly, we can cope with stress, improve our mood, increase our resilience, and prevent burnout.

Article:  Life Advisor Well-being – Library – How to Prioritize Your Mental Health (

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Sarah Buchanan
VP of Human Resources