(WKOW) — A brand new initiative is aiming to push the psychological well being dialog ahead from consciousness to motion.
Thursday, Might 20, 2021 has been declared “Psychological Well being Motion Day,” primarily sponsored by Viacom and MTV.
The Mental Health Action Day website says the day was organized because of the monumental pressure the pandemic has positioned on individuals’s psychological well being.
“Within the wake of COVID-19, thousands and thousands of individuals have uncovered new psychological well being circumstances and thousands and thousands extra have had their present challenges exacerbated,” the web site reads. “We should take motion now to satisfy the wants of our communities and establish alternatives to construct long-term resilience.”
Individuals are inspired to “do what feels proper for them” to take motion, which might embody discovering a therapist, reaching out to a good friend, begin meditating and extra.
Quite a lot of organizations throughout the nation are participating within the motion day. It has additionally trended on Twitter, with accounts from Nickelodeon (a Viacom property) to UNICEF to President Joe Biden collaborating.
There are a variety of sources for individuals to unfold the phrase about Psychological Well being Motion Day on a separate website devoted entirely to outreach.