When you honor World Mental Health Day - which is today - you honor yourself.
That's why La Salle counseling intern Courtney Jusko made a poster - featured with this article - listing several self-care ideas. It's also why La Salle’s counseling team encourages everyone to take time for themselves.
“When we’re incorporating self-care in our daily lives, we’re more likely to feel rested and rejuvenated, which can help reduce stress and anxiety,” said Counseling Department Chair Renee Giesemann. We’re in a better place to manage responsibilities and juggle demands on our time and attention."
To stay as mentally fit as possible, Giesemann recommends everyone to "move around, drink water, get enough sleep, take a break from screens, and do something you enjoy each day.”
According to the World Health Organization, World Mental Health Day is recognized by mental health professionals every year on October 10. The objective of the designation is to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts to support mental health. The focus is especially important this year, said health-care workers, because people worldwide are facing a global pandemic and the humanitarian, economic, and societal challenges stemming from it.