Here at GCUC we believe in advocating and supporting mental health. We believe in spreading awareness and prompting people to have the hard conversations. It’s time that we make a change and destigmatize the conversation around mental health. There is no shame in mental illness- or talking about it.
Last year we launched #Checkyomate with some of our friends to encourage people to check in on those around them. To have meaningful and important conversations and to make sure that those closest to you know that they have someone they can turn to when life isn’t all sunshine and roses.
This year we are continuing the #checkyomate momentum. We are rapidly approaching #checkyomate day and we wanted to provide you with some resources you yourself can use or you can share with someone who is struggling. These resources, though, are not full solutions. If you or someone you love is struggling with something serious, please reach out to a trained professional and seek help. There is no shame in getting the care you need.
If you don’t feel comfortable talking in person or over the phone, but are comfortable typing your feelings here are some Apps for immediate connection with a trained professional or therapist:
If you need to relax after a stressful day here are some apps for meditation:
Looking for some small things to make you feel joy? Here are some Items we believe increase happiness:
- Happy light
- Adult coloring book
- Gratitude journal
- The transformation game
- Essential oils
- A kick ass water bottle with an inspirational quote
- Stress less cards
- A mantra bracelet
Here are some books we feel can lighten your mood:
Want to help others? Get trained to be able to talk to people struggling with mental health:
Looking for some inspiration on how to talk to someone who might be struggling with mental health? Check out one of these websites:
We hope you will join us in destigmatizing mental illness and bringing mental health to the forefront again. It is time that we take charge and take care of those around us. It takes a village. #Checkyomate