MHFA Monthly: Tips to Help You Boost Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

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We often talk about the advantages of practicing self-care and how it can boost your mental health and wellbeing. With COVID-19 changing the way we do most things, it’s no surprise that how we do self-care has changed too. The pandemic has also made it especially important to check-in with yourself and your mental health.

A recent survey by Samueli Integrative Health Programs and The Harris Poll found that 80% of respondents “intend to be more mindful about regular self-care after the pandemic, and 64% were focused on their mental health now more than ever.” Before the pandemic, you may have gone out to eat or treated yourself to a spa day – now self-care may look more like watching your favorite show, saying words of affirmation daily, sleeping early so you feel better rested, or having a virtual game night with your friends.

Your self-care plan does not have to be extravagant or expensive, but it should serve as an investment in your long-term wellness. It should help you safely alleviate stress and recenter yourself. That’s why this month, we shared tips and resources to help you create your own self-care plan or refresh your existing one. We encourage you to explore the information we’ve shared below so that you can #BeTheDifference for yourself and your mental well-being.

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Get that Sh*t Out Campaign

The National Council partnered with Bioré® Skincare to bring Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings to college campuses nationwide! The campaign, “Get That Sh*t Out,” aims to clear the way to address the mental health of college students in communities across the country. Bioré Skincare and the National Council will work together to reach students from at least 100 colleges with MHFA training.

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Thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference, Mental Health First Aid USA
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The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and 2 million Americans have been trained. For more information, please visit

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