Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to the new website of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) which has been fully redesigned to enhance the user experience and better convey the mission of the organization. The MHF encourages, develops and supports educational campaigns and other initiatives to improve understanding of mental illness and ensure access to quality care. The Foundation is particularly concerned with reducing the stigma of mental illness and encouraging individuals to seek early diagnosis.

Save the Date!

The Mental Health Foundation is excited to announce its first collaborative Symposium and Reception with the  Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement on May 6, 2016 at the Affinia Hotel located on 371 7th Avenue, New York, NY. 

This half day program will include a line-up of mental health experts followed by a cocktail reception.

Stay tuned for the full agenda and registration details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

 

 

New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Mental Health

Every New Year, we think about what we can do to better our lives and ourselves as we start our new calendar. This year, think about what you can do on a regular basis to better your mental health. Here are a few ideas from the National Alliance on Mental Illness to help you get started:

1. Stand Up to Stigma
Feeling ashamed and at fault for something that is out of your control is a weight that no one should have to carry.

Stigma can be incredibly challenging to bear. A few people who responded to a Facebook survey feel that living with mental health stigma is worse than living with a mental health condition. It shouldn’t be this way, and you can help to change society’s way of thinking about mental health.

2. Take Care of Your Physical Health Too
We’ve all heard this time and time again and there are plenty of studies that prove how beneficial exercise, getting enough sleep, eating well, etc. reduce symptoms and improve over all well-being. The challenging part is finding the motivation, time and effort to do these things. Start by creating a simple routine and stick with it.

3. Share Your Story

Expressing yourself and opening up about your experiences is not only personally uplifting, but it also helps other people who can relate to you. In order to share your story, you can use one of NAMI’s platforms such as, Ok2Talk, YANA or the mobile AIR app.

- See more at: https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2015/5-New-Years-Resolutions-That-Will-Benefit-Your-Men#sthash.3KucrZFi.dpuf
Every New Year, we think about what we can do to better our lives and ourselves as we start our new calendar. This year, think about what you can do on a regular basis to better your mental health. Here are a few options to get started: - See more at: https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2015/5-New-Years-Resolutions-That-Will-Benefit-Your-Men#sthash.3KucrZFi.dpuf
Every New Year, we think about what we can do to better our lives and ourselves as we start our new calendar. This year, think about what you can do on a regular basis to better your mental health. Here are a few options to get started: - See more at: https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2015/5-New-Years-Resolutions-That-Will-Benefit-Your-Men#sthash.3KucrZFi.dpuf

3. Share Your Story
Expressing yourself and opening up about your experiences is not only personally uplifting, but it also helps other people who can relate to you. In order to share your story, you can use one of NAMI’s platforms such as, Ok2Talk, YANA or the mobile AIR app.

4. Make a Commitment to Stay Informed
Knowing what’s going on in the world of research can help you find out whether there are new ideas out there that might help improve your quality of life. For example, research shows that getting outside during the winter—even though it can be very cold—is important; getting enough vitamin D is essential to your mood and overall well-being.

5. Do Something That You Love Every Day
Even if it’s just 30 minutes each day, read, color, go for a walk or have a conversation with someone that you care about. These are the activities that can bring you a sense of peace. It is so important to feel relaxed for at least part of every day. Our busy schedules frequently take over and stop us from making time for ourselves. But leaving a little bit of time to do something that you love is something that is essential to fit into our hectic lives.

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