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    15 Ways to Promote Mental Health

    Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years. Having suicidal thoughts or feelings can be frightening. Maybe you’re embarrassed to share your thoughts with others. Or, you’ve tried talking about it, but don’t feel anyone listened or understood. Please, don’t give up. Talk about it. Create a culture of kindness and a message of hope. If you, a friend, or family member is struggling emotionally, you, are not alone. Here are 15 ways to promote mental health.

    Ask, “Are you OK?”

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    Say, “I love you”

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    Talk about your feelings, no need to hide

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    Give or provide moral support

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    Make relaxation part of your everyday routine

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    Trash your insecurities

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    Challenge mental health stigma

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    Promote self-acceptance

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    Practice self-care

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    Tap into your creativity! Art can be therapeutic

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    Share why you’re grateful

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    Find a reason to stay alive

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    Do good—you’ll feel good

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    Exercise to reduce stress

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    Listen and offer hope

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    For more information about preventing suicide, promoting mental health, and creating a message of hope, visit www.rememberingjordan.org.

    If you are in a crisis and want to talk on the phone, the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Prefer to text? Text HELP to 741-741. It's the Crisis Text Line, available 24/7 in the USA.

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