It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! We are sharing photos in social media  of #everydaymentalhealth activities we can do to enhance our mental health.

Volunteer. Have you ever volunteered? Do you remember how you felt? Perhaps some things coming to mind are: good, fulfilled, happy, connected, helpful, etc. Those are some of the feelings and emotions that people may experience when they do good deeds. But feel good emotions are not the only benefits of volunteering.  Studies have found that people who volunteer experience less stress, lower blood pressure, feel more socially connected which helps with combating feelings of loneliness and can live longer lives.

How can I add volunteering to my life?
1. Make a list of causes that you care about or would like to learn more about
2. Take an inventory of your time and how much can you dedicate to volunteering (once per week, twice per week, once per month, once per year)

4. Volunteer when you really have extra time so you don’t become stressed by volunteering

5. Make volunteering a family or friends night like our featured family who joined a walk for a cure for pancreatic cancerJoin us in social media this May as we share #everydaymentalhealth photos of activities that enhance our mental health. Share your own photo of an every day activity that promotes wellness and we will enter you on an online raffle to receive a self-care kit with products curated by us.

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