World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2021 will be on Sunday October 10! In support of advocating for mental health and in promotion of overall mental, physical, and emotional well being. We had an interview today with Featherstone. we are an ambassador for their products and proudly sponsored by their Peridot tents.


 

Collaboration with Featherstone Questions and Answers about Mental Health.

What is Mental Health?

  • Mental Health. I don’t want to make my own defiintion of mental health as a medical provider so I will go with the definition per the CDC website. The CDC mentions,” mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.

How important is mental health in your line of work?

  • As a nurse, mental health is vital to be good at your craft. My craft just so happens to be saving children’s lives. We experience alot of physical, emotional, and mental stress throughout our long shifts caring for sick children. In order to perform at high levels of stress I had to learn to bring balance to my life and prioritize my mental health. Medical professionals have to respond with urgency at any moment. We also have to avoid burnout and cultivate meaning throughout our career. In order to help other we have to help our self stay balance in mind, body, and spirit.

  • Also as a nurse I have seen the effects of not taking care of your mental health can cause serious negative results. Neglecting your mental health could lead to long term mental, physical illnesses, and issues.

How important is Mental Health in your life?

  • Mental health is important at every stage of life, from the beginning of life,adolescence and through adulthood. It is important we make it a priority by talking about it and advocating for it.

  • Mental health helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.

Why is it important to take care of your mental health?

  • It is important to take care of your mental health because, according to National Institute of Mental Health,” Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 47,500 people.” Mental health can change over time, from the period of adolescence throughout your lifespan. Over time we have major life experiences such as loss, divorce, sudden death, sicknesses, and accidents, which impact our mental health. When our mental demands exceed the resources and coping abilities, our mental health is impacted. Mental health impacts overall health and increases the risk for many types of physical health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The presence of chronically poor mental health increases the risk for mental illness.

What is your favorite way to take care of your mental Health?

  • Connecting with my family and friends

  • Running

  • Meditating

  • Hiking

  • Exploring

  • Backpacking

  • Learning

  • Listening to Audible books

  • Understanding mental health, PTSD, and the brain

  • Supporting other people and businesses aligned with my efforts to make a positive impact on mental health

What ways does Y.U.M Fitness help promote mental health?

  • Y.U.M. Fitness supports and promotes healing to the mind, body, and spirit while encouraging connection and education of emotional resilience in a safe place outdoors.

  • It gives people another coping skill if anything and it gets them outside, away from their devices to connect with nature and others in a way humans used to be in a community. We are another layer of added support to your circle.

  • We truly want to help people

  • We can all learn new positive coping skills at anytime in our life.

  • we want to help support and educate our community on mental health and well being.

  • Just like our mental health and well being are always changing as I mentioned, so is our ability to grow and learn new ways to adapt to life’s stressors. We want to give you a break away from life stressors and impact your mental health in positive way, contributing to the well being of our community. Thanks to sponsors like Featherstone, we are able to make our mission of reaching others and bringing them outdoors, in support of their mental health.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/learn/index.ht

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/suicide