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Mental Health Awareness

CDPH continues to raise awareness about mental health and remind Californians our mental health is just as important as our physical health.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance, please call 988. Individuals seeking non-crisis, general mental health services or information can visit the Department of Healthcare Services Individuals page​ or contact their County Mental Health Department.

Mental health is a critical component of our overall health and well-being. CDPH, in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General​, provides a range of resources to support individuals in starting important conversations about caring for their mental health, managing stress, supporting loved ones, practicing mindfulness, and more.

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Mental Health Awaren​​ess Month

Suggested Messaging: Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.

Our mental health is as important as our physical health.

Follow along as we share some resources throughout May for #MentalHealthAwareness so you can make your #GoldenStatOfMind a priority.

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1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people ages 10–34
People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cariovascular and metabolic diseased than the genteral population
32.1% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced a substance use disorder in 2020
Students aged 6-17 with mental, emotional or behavioral concerns are 3x more likely to repeat a grade.
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


5 Ways to Care for Your ​​Mental Health 

Suggested Messaging: We can train ourselves to be intentional about caring for our mental health. Here are 5 ways to practice self-care and improve health and wellness.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/NIMH_CaringForMentalHealth

#MentalHealthAwareness #GoldenStateOfMind

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5 ways to care for your mental health


Get Regular Exercise
Make sleep a priority

Set Goals & Priorities
Practice Gratitude
Stay Connected
National Institute of Mental Health
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How to Recognize When a Loved One Needs Support

Suggested Messging: It’s not always easy to ask for help. Learn how to recognize when a loved one needs support. We’​​re not meant to do it alone.

For support with how to help your loved one: https://bit.ly/NAMI_FamilyMembers

#MentalHealthAwareness #GoldenStateOfMind

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How to recognize when a loved one needs support
Difficulty sleeping
Loss of interest in things they usually find enjoyable
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Struggling to get out of bed in the morning
Inability to perform usual daily functions and responsibilities
Check on your loved ones
Source: National Institute of Mental Health


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Suggested Messaging: Too many stress hormones can worsen physical and/or mental health problems. Here are 7 Stress Busters that can protect our minds and bodies.

Learn more at: https://bit.ly/NAMI_StressBusters #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #GoldenStateOfMind

7 stress busters that can be used to protect our minds and bodies
1 Supportive relastionships
Quality Sleep
Balanced Nutrition
Physical Activity
Mindfulness Prectices
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Take What You Need

Suggested Messaging: Allow yourself this moment to check-in and see how you're feeling. What will help you make this day a little easier? Take what you need:

🍄 Time in nature 

🌈 Support and connection 

🍋 Nourishment 

📖 Time to reflect 

✨ Self-expression and creativity 

🦋 Laughter and joy 

👇 Comment with an emoji below 👇

How will you prioritize what you need today?

​#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #GoldenStateOfMind 

Take What You Need Box Breathing

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#DYK that slowing your breathing can calm your body and help you cope with stress? Take a few minutes to try breathing exercises to relax your mind and body, like the box breathing method. 

  • Inhale through your nose for a count of 4 
  • Hold the air in your lungs for a count of 4 
  • Exhale from your mouth for a count of 4 
  • Hold the lungs in an empty state for a count of 4 
  • Repeat for at least 4 rounds 

Check out more breathing exercises here: https://bit.ly/JED_Breathing  

#MentalHealthAwareness #GoldenStateOfMind 

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Box Breathing for mental health
this technique is named for the 4-sided approach visually creating a box with your breath
breath in 4 seconds, hold 4 seconds, breathe out 4 seconds, hold 4 seconds
source JED foundation



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La salud mental incluye nuestro bienestar emocional, psicológico y social. Afecta la forma en que pensamos, sentimos y actuamos. 
Nuestra salud mental es tan importante como nuestra salud física. 
Síguenos mientras compartimos algunos recursos a lo largo de mayo para la #ConcientizaciónDeLaSaludMental y prioriza un #EstadoMentalDorado. 


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Nuestra salud mental es tan importante como nuestra salud fisica
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people ages 10–34
People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cariovascular and metabolic diseased than the genteral population
32.1% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced a substance use disorder in 2020
Students aged 6-17 with mental, emotional or behavioral concerns are 3x more likely to repeat a grade.
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


5 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health 

Suggested Messaging:

Podemos entrenarnos para cuidar nuestra salud mental voluntariamente. Aquí hay 5 maneras de ayudarse a uno mismo y mejorar la salud y bienestar.   
Obtén más información en: https://bit.ly/NIMH_CaringForMentalHealth   
#ConcientizaciónDeLaSaludMental 
#EstadoMentalDorado 


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5 ways to care for your mental health

Get Regular Exercise
Make sleep a priority
Set Goals & Priorities
Practice Gratitude
Stay Connected
National Institute of Mental Health
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How to Recognize When a Loved One Needs Support

Suggested Messging:

No siempre es fácil pedir ayuda. Aprende a reconocer cuando un ser querido necesita apoyo. No podemos hacerlo solos.   
Para obtener apoyo para ayudar a tu ser querido: https://bit.ly/NAMI_FamilyMembers   
#ConcientizaciónDeLaSaludMental 
#EstadoMentalDorado


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How to recognize when a loved one needs support
Difficulty sleeping
Loss of interest in things they usually find enjoyable
Cambios de apetito Y peso
Struggling to get out of bed in the morning
Inability to perform usual daily functions and responsibilities
Check on your loved ones
Source: National Institute of Mental Health


Take What You Need

Suggested Messaging:

Permítete este momento para ver cómo te sientes. ¿Qué ayudará a que este día sea un poco más fácil? Toma lo que necesitas: 
🍄 Tiempo en la naturaleza 
🌈 Apoyo y conexión 
🍋 Nutrición 
📖 Tiempo de reflexión 
 ✨ Autoexpresión y creatividad 
🦋 Risas y alegría 
👇 Comenta con un emoji abajo 👇 ¿Cómo priorizarás lo que necesitas hoy?   

#ConcientizaciónDeLaSaludMental 
#EstadoMentalDorado 

Take What You Need Box Breathing

Suggested Messaging: 

¿#SabíasQue respirar más lentamente puede ayudar a calmarte y lidiar con el estrés? Tómate unos minutos para intentar ejercicios de respiración para relajar la mente y el cuerpo, como el método de respiración cuadrada. 
  
- Inhala por la nariz contando hasta 4 
- Mantén el aire en tus pulmones mientras cuentas hasta 4 
- Exhala por la boca contando hasta 4 
- Mantén los pulmones vacíos contando hasta 4 
- Repite por lo menos 4 veces 
  
Para ver más ejercicios de respiración: 
https://bit.ly/JED_Breathing 
  
#ConcientizaciónDeLaSaludMental 
#EstadoMentalDorado 


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Box Breathing for mental health
this technique is named for the 4-sided approach visually creating a box with your breath
breath in 4 seconds, hold 4 seconds, breathe out 4 seconds, hold 4 seconds
source JED foundation
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