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  • Writer's pictureCalvary Sampson

Mental Health Matters: Let's Talk About It!

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Yep, it's the time when we shine a bright spotlight on something super important: our mental well-being.

You see, just like we all have physical health, we've all got mental health too. It's not just about feeling happy all the time – it's about how we handle stress, deal with our emotions, and connect with others. Our mental health influences every part of our lives, from our relationships to our work and beyond.

But here's the thing: sometimes our mental health can take a hit. Maybe we're feeling down, stressed out, or just not ourselves. And that's okay! It happens to the best of us. What's important is knowing the difference between feeling a bit blue and dealing with something more serious, like anxiety or depression.

Understanding this difference is key to breaking down the stigma around mental health. Mental health disorders are nothing to be ashamed of – they're just like any other health issue that needs care and attention.

Now, let me tell you about a fantastic resource I've come across: "The Color of Emotional Intelligence: Elevating Our Self and Social Awareness to Address Inequities" by Farah Harris. This book dives deep into the world of emotional intelligence, showing us how it can help us navigate life's ups and downs and tackle some of society's biggest challenges. Trust me, it's a game-changer!

So, as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, let's make a promise to ourselves. Let's promise to prioritize our mental well-being, to take time for self-care, and to reach out for support when we need it. Because when we take care of our mental health, we're taking care of ourselves – and that's something worth celebrating. After all, mental health matters, and together, we can make a real difference.


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