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10 Ways to Cheer Someone Up Right Now


By Emily Skehill, Manager of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America

It’s safe to say that most people are having a tough time right now. Talking through your feelings can be helpful, but it’s also important to spend some time in a more positive headspace too. We could all use some cheering up - here are some ways to brighten your friends’ days!

  1. Send a cute animal photo.

8 Employers Supporting Employee Mental Health during COVID-19

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By Taylor Adams, Manager of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America

Large and small employers across all industries are quickly adapting to changes brought on by COVID-19. As an immediate response, many employers have transitioned to fully remote or semi-remote work environments, which can be stressful, lonely, or isolating for some employees. In addition to addressing health and safety concerns, many employers are finding…

Compassion in a Crisis: Promoting Human Health During a Pandemic

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By John Boyd, Mental Health America Board Member and CEO for Mental Health Services & Addiction Care at Sutter Health, an integrated healthcare network with more than 50,000 employees caring for the communities of Northern California, Hawaii and Southern Oregon

Last year, towns throughout California faced a season of historic wildfires that displaced thousands, destroyed property and put significant strain on the state’s…

Tele-mental health now and from now on


By Debbie Plotnick, Vice President of State and Federal Advocacy

As Mental Health America’s (MHA) Vice President for State and Federal Advocacy, it is my job (and my passion) to push people (mostly legislators and policy makers) to make changes that help people access mental health services and support. The COVID-19 pandemic has had the paradoxical effect of removing some of the barriers that advocates have been fighting to…

Maternal Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Adrienne Griffen, Executive Director of the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance

Having a new baby…often the happiest time in a woman’s life.

Not always.

In normal times, 1 in 5 women will experience anxiety or depression either during pregnancy or the first year of baby’s life. In fact, mental health issues like postpartum depression are the MOST COMMON complication of pregnancy and childbirth, turning joy…

7 Tips for Keeping A Routine For Your Wellness


By Sydney Daniello, Programs Intern at Mental Health America

Routines have a bad reputation of being dull, boring ruts we fall into over time. But a lot of routines can actually be really helpful for maintaining both our physical and mental wellbeing. And now that many of our normal routines have been disrupted, it’s become more important than ever to establish routines to keep us healthy, happy and - well - sane.

I, for…

How Yoga Can Improve Body Image


By Tara Caguiat, Freelance Writer,

Wikipedia defines body image as, “a person's perception of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their own body. It involves how a person sees themselves, compared to the standards that have been set by society.”

Most people have aspects of their body they would like to change—five pounds here, an inch taller there—and while…