Mental Health Action Day - May 18, 2023

Created May 18th, 2023 | Updated Jun 1st, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and May 18, 2023 is Mental Health Action Day.

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It's OK to not be OK.  You are not alone.  

Mental Health Action Day was founded to shift our mental health culture from awareness to action!  Action looks different for everyone. Mental Health Action Day encourages and empowers everyone to take action for themselves, for their loved ones, or for their community based on what works best for them.

Here is a list of 17 actions you can take to support yourself and your mental health.

  1. Go for a walk
  2. Take a few minutes to meditate
  3. Write an entry in your journal
  4. Do a breathing exercise
  5. Listen to a wellness podcast
  6. Download a wellness app
  7. Enjoy the outdoors
  8. Get creative - color, draw or doodle
  9. Make a gratitude list
  10. Take or schedule a fitness or yoga class
  11. Listen to your favorite music
  12. Take a nap
  13. Disconnect from your phone
  14. Sign up to volunteer at your favorite organization
  15. Text a friend or loved one
  16. Check-in with yourself
  17. Seek help from a friend or professional.  From company EAPs to walk-in centers, there are resources available to help you with any mental health issues you may be experiencing.