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National Mental Health Month

As mental health advocates, we are proudly celebrating May being National Mental Health Month at FightSong!

Did you know that National Mental Health Month began in 1949? It was founded  “to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness.” Celebration of mental health is in stark contrast to the shame attached to mental illness. Shame doesn’t lead to recovery, but celebration of difference and support to help anyone meeting mental health goals does.


This Mental Health Month, we’re looking at new tools to improve mental health. We’re curious to hear who you know who’s using the following tools we love– let us know in the comments.

BroglieBox
www.brogliebox.com
A beautifully curated quarterly subscription box and publication filled with tools to improve mental health, BroglieBox is sure to bring peace and comfort to any recipient.

DreamyKid Meditation App
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/dreamykid-meditation-app-just-for-kids
Teaching self regulation to kids through a technological tool, DreamyKid helps kids soothe themselves with kid-friendly guided visualizations, affirmations, and meditations.

FightSong!
www.fightsong.com
An app for student and school counselor communication, FightSong improves student mental health by increasing their connectedness to their educators. Connected students feel more of a sense of belonging, improving their mental health.

Headspace
https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app
Headspace is a top app for supporting meditation and mindfulness practices for teens and adults. Elegantly designed with a range of programs, we love using Headspace.

Resources:

For more information about National Mental Health Month and related resources:

SAMHSA.gov, https://www.samhsa.gov/
Youth.gov’s Mental Health Youth Topic

Office of Adolescent Health, Adolescent Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Mental Health Services Locator

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ full statement on Mental Health Month, click here.


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Kacy

Using only the latest research on bullying and mental health, Kacy supports evidence based education practices for all educators, including school counselors, administrators, psychologists, teachers and school resource officers.

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