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Mental wealth: managing your mental health budget

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Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Ness Labs
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2020 has been a rough year

Humans have a limited mental health budget. How to manage mental health to continue addressing important issues:

Mental health is like a wallet

The amount of money within the wallet relates to the among of adverse effects one can sustain. Mental health is not considered until the person faces tough times. Many factors can contribute to the weakening of one’s mental health including… - Negative use of social media - Microaggressions - Discrimination - Urban life - Financial instability - Lack of sleep - Alcohol consumption - Poor diet

Invest in mental health

Focus on activities to refill the mental health wallet. - Journaling - Exercising - Communicate with close people

Become a mental health ally by following these principles

  • Educate oneself about things that affect mental health
  • Empathize with those struggling with mental health
  • Be conscious of language People of color tend to face mental health issues more often; there are resources and programs designed specifically to target minorities.
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