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?”
Say, “I love you”
Talk about your feelings, no need to hide
Give or provide moral support
Make relaxation part of your everyday routine
Trash your insecurities
Challenge mental health stigma
Tap into your creativity! Art can be therapeutic
Share why you’re grateful
Find a reason to stay alive
Do good—you’ll feel good
Exercise to reduce stress
Listen and offer hope
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.