‘Mental Health Action Day’ encourages checking on others, finding help for self

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(WKOW) — A brand new initiative is aiming to push the psychological well being dialog ahead from consciousness to motion.

Thursday, Might 20, 2021 has been declared “Psychological Well being Motion Day,” primarily sponsored by Viacom and MTV.

The Psychological Well being Motion Day web site says the day was organized as a result of huge pressure the pandemic has positioned on individuals’s psychological well being.

“Within the wake of COVID-19, tens of millions of individuals have uncovered new psychological well being circumstances and tens of millions extra have had their current challenges exacerbated,” the web site reads. “We should take motion now to satisfy the wants of our communities and establish alternatives to construct long-term resilience.”

Persons are inspired to “do what feels proper for them” to take motion, which may embody discovering a therapist, reaching out to a buddy, begin meditating and extra.

A variety of organizations throughout the nation are collaborating within the motion day. It has additionally trended on Twitter, with accounts from Nickelodeon (a Viacom property) to UNICEF to President Joe Biden collaborating.

There are a variety of assets for individuals to unfold the phrase about Psychological Well being Motion Day on a separate web site devoted completely to outreach.

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