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Caring for the Mind: Strategies for Self-Care and Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health AwarenessNational Mental Health Awareness Month in May serves as a reminder to acknowledge the impact of behavioral health and the well-being of children, families, and communities. It’s a time to take a moment and reflect on our own mental health. Wellness isn’t just about feeling okay; it’s about actively making choices that lead to a more fulfilling life.

Here are five tips to working toward holistic health:

  1. Prioritize Self-Care: Dedicate time to activities like exercise, proper nutrition, sleep, and relaxation techniques such as meditation.
  2. Stay Connected: Cultivate supportive relationships with friends, family, or a community to reduce loneliness and receive emotional support.
  3. Manage Stress: Develop healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress effectively, such as setting boundaries and engaging in enjoyable extra activities.
  4. Practice Mindfulness: Incorporate mindfulness techniques into your daily routine to increase self-awareness and reduce negative thoughts while meeting your goals.
  5. Seek Professional Support: Don’t hesitate to reach out to a mental health professional for therapy or counseling if needed.

The impact of mental health on our daily lives cannot be underestimated; it shapes our thoughts, feelings, and actions in every moment. Just as we care for our physical health, it’s important to nurture our mental well-being. Care Resource is in a unique position to be able to support both physical and mental health. You just need to make the call. – Cari Baumgardner, Behavioral Health Services Manager, Care Resource.

Care Resource’s therapists are registered and licensed Clinical Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists. They have experience treating various health and substance use concerns and can help patients further achieve their goals and work with you to improve their quality of life.

Make an appointment with Care Resource today and schedule an appointment with a Clinical Counselor. For Miami-Dade County, please dial 305-576-1234 ext. #630. For Broward County, please dial 954-567-7141 ext. #630.

About Care Resource:
Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Care Resource provides comprehensive primary medical and preventive care, including dental care, in-house pharmacy services and behavioral health/substance abuse services to all individuals in South Florida’s diverse communities.

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