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Mental Health Month- May 2023

Mental Health Month Calendar

May 2023

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    Motivational Monday


    I’m Possible

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    Tuesday Tunes

    Create your own energizing music playlist.
    Music for Wellness?
    proven benefits of music

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    Wellness Wednesday

    Start Chopping!
    Learn a new recipe.
    Use cooking as a meditation with the promise of a meal at the end.
    A family affair – include everyone in the cooking and create family bonding time and spur communication!
    Meal prep for the week

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    Star Wars Day

    May the Fourth Be With You

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    Fearless Friday

    Courage: the ability to do something that frightens oneself.
    Strength in the face of pain or grief.
    What is one way you can use courage to be fearless this Friday?

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    Mindfulness Monday

    Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
    Getting Started

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    Taco Tuesday

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    Wednesday Workout

    Benefits of being physically active:

    Improves mood
    Increases energy
    Controls weight
    Promotes sleep

    WHO Information
    CDC Information

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    Thankful Thursday

    Try the Gratitude Experiment For the next three weeks, write down three things each day that you are thankful or grateful for. The challenge is to not repeat any of your items.
    *You will notice a shift in your observations over time, you will start looking for ideas/events to put on your daily list.

    Impact of Gratitude

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    Feel Good Friday

    List three things that went well this week. Pick one act of self-care you are going to work on this weekend.
    Self-care assessment

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    Monday Matters

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    Tuesday Trivia

    Test your mental health knowledge
    CDC Knowledge Test
    Myths and facts

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    Wednesday Wonders

    won·der noun a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. What brings you a sense of wonder?

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    Throwback Thursday

    Three years ago, we were about eight weeks into pandemic isolation. How did you adapt? How did you problem solve through the challenges? What did you learn about yourself? Others?

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    Foodie Friday

    National Pizza Party Day For pizza facts and fun ideas:
    Facts and Fun

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    Monday Music

    7 Health Benefits of Music

    1. Improves Visual & Verbal Skills
    2. Keps an Aging Brain Healthy
    3. Makes You Happier
    4. Improves Heart Health
    5. Improves Sleep Quality
    6. Boosts Your Immunity
    7. Reduces Depression & Anxiety

    Harvard Study

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    Taffy Tuesday

    National Taffy Day

    Salt water taffy was “invented” in Atlantic City in 1883. The sweet is said to have received its name after a boardwalk candy shop flooded with water from the Atlantic Ocean in 1883, soaking all the taffy in salty seawater. Reportedly, the shop owner joked with a customer that all he had was salt water taffy, and the name stuck.

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    Wisdom Wednesday

    What are the best words of wisdom you have received? What words of wisdom make up part of your life philosophy?

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    Thursday Thoughts

    If “I” is replaces with “We” even illness becomes wellness

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    Friday Fun

    What is a fun activity you are going to engage in this weekend? What brings you joy?

    Examples: Family game night Hiking Going out with friends Watching a movie Going to a museum Cooking or Baking

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