Each May, the international community focuses on health and wellbeing during Mental Health Awareness Month. While mental health is an important topic throughout the year, the current public health crisis has caused that focus to intensify. Experts and government officials argue that staying on top of mental (and physical) health is vital during a pandemic, as stresses from health to finances hit millions in America and billions across the world.
The World Health Organization, CDC, NHS and other health agencies and international organizations have covered mental health and COVID-19 extensively. Most have developed checklists with tips and guidelines for maintaining and improving mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Tips include keeping a daily schedule, eating healthy foods, exercising, minimizing news reading, and staying busy.
We’ve gathered those tips and more in Action Button. And if you’ve already made a mental health plan for this trying time, #takeaction to share it with your network.
If you are looking for a way to stay busy as part of your mental health plan, Action Button has you covered. Volunteering is a powerful way to make an impact while staying active. While there are in-person opportunities, more remote opportunities in your area are being added daily to empower action while following social distancing guidelines. Click below to find opportunities to contribute your time to the COVID-19 response.
If you want to volunteer, but want to do something unrelated to COVID-19, you can find those opportunities below.
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