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It’s May and spring is officially here. Flowers are blooming. Kids are playing outside. Birds are chirping. For me, this time of year is often associated with growth, renewal, hope and positivity—a perfect time to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month and a perfect time to focus on our own mental health and wellness.

Self-care is essential for mental health and overall well-being. I am encouraged to see more and more people prioritizing their mental health, just as they would their physical health. We have seen professional athletes, actors and actresses, and other high-profile public figures putting their jobs on hold to put their mental health first. This is such a healthy and important step because by raising awareness and acceptance of mental health, we not only empower ourselves, but we also help remove stigma, enforce the message that it is okay to not be okay and encourage people to seek help when they need it.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to focus on the importance of taking care of your mental health. This year’s theme, “Tools 2 Thrive,” emphasizes the need for individuals to develop healthy coping mechanisms to navigate life’s challenges. In this article, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) highlights the importance of self-care in maintaining good mental health.

SAMHSA recommends various self-care practices, such as exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and eating a balanced diet. They also emphasize the importance of connecting with others, whether through social activities or seeking professional support.

The article stresses that mental health struggles, such as addiction, should not be stigmatized or ignored. It is essential to seek help and support when needed. SAMHSA provides resources and helplines for those struggling with addiction or mental health issues.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call RehabNear.Me’s phone number at 855–339-1112 for help. They provide comprehensive addiction treatment services, including detox, therapy, and aftercare support, to help individuals achieve long-term recovery. Don’t wait to seek help. Make the call today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier life.

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Felisa Laboro has been working with addiction and substance abuse businesses since early 2014. She has authored and published over 1,000 articles in the space. As a result of her work, over 1,500 people have been able to find treatment. She is passionate about helping people break free from alcohol or drug addiction and living a healthy life.

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