Whether or not we have a mental illness or know someone who has experienced it, we all have mental health that helps us cope with daily life and its challenges. We may not think much about our mental health or even use the phrase but it’s part of all our lives.
Mental health is best explained as how we cope with daily life and the challenges it brings. When our mental health is good we can deal better with what comes our way at home, at work, and in life.
Most of us take our our mental health for granted. It’s an unseen part of who we are.
THE GOALS OF MHA
ARE TO :
1. Break down
2. Eliminate stigma
3. Improve mental
Above all we must realize that
each of us makes a difference with our life.
Each of us impacts the world around us every single day. We have a choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place or not to bother.
When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start way before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. This is what we should be doing when people have serious mental illnesses, too. Listen to the B4Stage4 video http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/b4stage4
Your Health is Important Every Month of the Year!
The working theme for Mental Health Month in May, was Whole Body Mental Health, and our board believes this information should be important and available every month of the year! Information focuses on increasing understanding of how the body's various systems impact mental health based on recent research. From food to fitness to gut flora, Mental Health America will be diving into the elements that make up personal wellness. Topics include:
ADVOCACY, LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS AND THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH.
TO ENHANCE THE MENTAL HEALTH OF THE DUBUQUE COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION, COLLABORATION
Be an advocate. Join MHA.