Daily Resource Highlight - 08/29/2022
Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 29, 2022 at 2:29 PM
Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.
August 22, 2022 - WE NEED EACH OTHER
No one can deny that the energy in our country is shifting constantly and taking a toll on our mental health individually and collectively. Mental Health America reports nearly 50 million Americans experiencing mental illness in 2019 and 664,000 more adults having suicidal thoughts than in 2018. I can personally say that I have experienced more days this year where I just don’t feel okay than I have in my 28 years of life. And as an avid user of social media, every story I hear about has some degree of mental illness written all over it.
It is important for us to start living in such a way that keeps our mental health balanced, and to check in on our friends and family, even if we assume they are okay.
I won’t bombard you with tons of information today, however, I do encourage you to check out Bridge Alliance member organizations like Living Room Conversations who offer guides for mental health conversations. Richard Davies, head of member org Davies Content, also has a special podcast episode titled How Your Mindset Transforms Your Life in which he chats with author David Robson about practical ways to improve your fitness, productivity, intelligence, and happiness. You should check it out!
Bridge Alliance is an organization centered around creating a healthy and balanced democracy and society. That includes making sure We the People are mentally stable. If you have any questions or are interested in accessible mental health resources, email [email protected].