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Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted 5/4/20

Mental Health Month

Before students can be successful in the classroom, their basic needs must first be met, and an important part of this is mental health and wellness. May is recognized as Mental Health Month, and it is more important now than ever before. While statistics show that one in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. 

This year’s Each Mind Matters Mental Health Matters Month theme, “Express Yourself,” is all about how expressing yourself in creative ways can help with self-care and supporting your mental wellness. 

“While we cannot celebrate in person this year, we are enthusiastic for our school community to take part in the virtual activities,” said Angela Castellanos, coordinator of mental health and outreach services.

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) will share activities that can be done from home or online while practicing physical distancing. Our goal is to share practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are struggling with. During times of change and uncertainty, it is more important to incorporate self-care and structure into your schedule. And while your typical self-care routine may no longer be available, there are ways to stay healthy and remain connected. Every day, take a moment to take care of yourself.

Tips for Self-Care During COVID-19

Pasos para el cuido de sí mismo (el autocuidado) durante el COVID-19

May is recognized as Mental Health Month,  All month long you can post your activities to social media using #EachMindMatters and #SanaMente. Tag @NMUSD so we can follow along!