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Mental Health Month 2020 May 26, 2020

We're coming to the close of our month-long focus on mental health and wellness. Hopefully, we shared some tips that you can incorporate into everyday of every month of your life.

Here are some reminders.

  • People who are specific about identifying and labeling their emotions are less likely to binge drink or be physically aggressive.
  • When children are taught about emotions for 20-30 minutes per week, their social behavior and school performance improves.
  • Sleep, diet and exercise are linked to physical and mental health.
  • People with more daily routines have lower levels of distress when facing problems with their health or negative life events.
  • It takes an average of 66 days for a behavior to become automatic (a habit), but for some it can take as long as 8 1/2 months.
  • Nearly 60% of people have experienced a major loss in the last three years.
  • Providing support to others increases activity in the part of the brain associated with rewards,
  • It can take 50 hours for someone you don't know well to turn into a true friend.
  • The number of close friendships you have early in your adult life can influence your well-being 30 years later.
  • During a typical week, Americans watch an average of 2 1/2 hours of TV per day, but only spend half an hour per day socializing.
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