Remember: your mental health is equally important as your physical health!!
Have you ever needed a mental break or stress reliever, but didn’t know what to do? Here are some of our favorite ways to calm our minds and de-stress!.
Spending hours scrolling through social media can be detrimental to our mental health, even if we don’t realize it. Take a break from the mindless scrolling for the evening or day.
Becoming more mindful allows us to become aware of where we are and what we’re doing, without becoming overwhelmed. Find a quiet spot where you can sit alone for just a few minutes. Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and out. When you notice your mind has begun to wander, return your attention to your breathing.
It’s easy to go throughout the day focusing on the negatives rather than the positives. At the end of the day or week, reflect on the highs and positives you experienced. Keep a journal to write them in, or simply think about them as you drift off to sleep.
Take a hot bath, go for a walk, cook your favorite dinner, or simply go outside for some fresh air. Be sure you are taking time to relax and nourish your mind.
Evolve Behavioral Health and Medication Management offers individual (adults and children), family, and group counseling at locations in Little Rock, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Hot Springs, Mount Ida, and Mena. Call 800-409-6250 for appointments. Visit www.evolvebhs.com for more information.
The Healthy Connections Community Health Network and Evolve Behavioral Health and Medication Management are recognizing May as National Mental Health Awareness Month.
With the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve all been through a lot. As we continue to persevere, we encourage everyone to make their mental health a priority.
Did you know:
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.
50 percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.
Evolve Behavioral Health offers individual (adults and children), family, and group mental and behavioral health therapy at locations throughout Arkansas. Care is provided by LCSWs (Licensed Clinical Social Workers) and LPCs (Licensed Professional Counselors) in Little Rock, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Hot Springs, Mount Ida, and De Queen.
Evolve also offers the services of a PMHNP APRN (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) for medication management services.