“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”
— Anne Lamott
Observed in the United States since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month is one that is slowly but surely being integrated into our global consciousness. Perhaps, it is inescapable in a landscape of cataclysmic events where the lines between work and play, physical and digital are increasingly blurred.
At Himêya, we have sought to integrate balance in everything we do and we love having you along for the ride. In our efforts to Rest, Be & Live Better this month, and always, we’ve updated our toolbox for the mind, body and spirit and hope it helps you too:
It’s a question we ask (and get asked) all the time: “How are you?” And normally we just respond with “Fine!” even if we’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day. But it’s not always all that fine, is it?
“Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is a show by author Nora McInerny that lets real people get real honest about how they’re really doing. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and almost always both. Produced by Nora McInerny and Feelings & Co.
Master the best of what other people have already figured out so you can use their lessons in your life to create an unstoppable advantage. Shane Parrish is an entrepreneur and sought-after speaker. His newsletter offers timeless insights you can use to change your life.
In The Knowledge Project, Shane interviews people at the top of their game. Every episode is packed with hard-earned lessons that you can use in your life.
A weekly podcast that interviews comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. Each episode explores mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking.
Host Paul Gilmartin’s hope is that the show and this website will give people a place to connect, smile and feel the return of hope. The biggest myth about mental illness is that you are alone and there is no help.
SHOP NOW | Whether a fleeting nap, or turning in at the end of a long day, the importance of rest cannot be overstated. Thankfully, our conscious bedding collection is primed for the pursuit.
A complete resource for mental wellbeing and fulfilment. The app delivers the knowledge you need to master anxiety, understand your motivations, relax and sleep better, increase confidence, find calm in the modern world, achieve greater mental health and ensure you’re in the right job and relationship.
The app contains hundreds of films, images, articles, quotes and questionnaires that give you a complete package whilst addressing you in a voice that is understanding, kind, insightful and full of good ideas.
Whether you’re feeling anxious, lonely, overwhelmed, or just burned out, Sanvello will meet you where you’re at. Think of it as your feel-better toolkit, including therapy, coaching, coping techniques, meditations, and goal and mood tracking, designed by experts to help you feel better.
Best of all, your Sanvello journey is customizable to you. The app checks in with how you're feeling so you can track your emotions and progress over time. As patterns are identified, Sanvello will provide customised tools, rooted in cognitive behavioural therapy, to keep you on the path to feeling better.
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03. ONLINE SELF-PROGRAMS
It’s normal to feel down, stressed, overwhelmed or anxious from time to time, but it’s important not to let these feelings get on top of us.
Free to use and backed by research, myCompass is an interactive online tool that can help you identify unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and learn strategies to deal with them.
To round up, here are essential facts about mental health that we think everyone should know:
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1 in 4 people worldwide will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives.
- Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 264 million people. Anxiety disorders affect around 284 million people globally. Other common mental health conditions include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and eating disorders.
- Mental health challenges among young people are a growing concern. Half of all mental health conditions start by the age of 14, and three-quarters of mental health conditions begin by the age of 24.
- Stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health persist in many societies, preventing individuals from seeking help and support. According to a global survey by WHO, 40% of countries reported having no mental health policy, and 25% reported having no mental health legislation.