I'm SO excited for May. A bunch of people coming together to speak up about mental illness and fight stigma !! Yass! I wanted to do my part. I signed the stigma free pledge- and you can too.
I have been looking EVERYWHERE for pre-made blog challenges for mental health awareness. I could not find any. So I decided to come up with my own challenge. A blog post for each day during the month of May. I grabbed my ideas from many different places, and came up with some myself. All posts to either educate about mental heath, work on bettering my own mental health, etc etc.
So this is what i came up with!
Day 1: How have you changed in the past 2 years?
Day 2: What brings you happiness? The big and little things.
Day 3: Three things you are proud of.
Day 4: A moment that changed you.
Day 5: If you are a young person, how do mental health issues affect you and your peers?
Day 6: Something you regret having done last year.
Day 7: A quote you try to live by
Day 8: Mother's Day
Day 9: Something that is a part of your routine that you enjoy.
Day 10: Ten interesting facts about yourself.
Day 11: Five fears that you have and how they became fears.
Day 12: Something you've learned from a mistake.
Day 13: Top three favorite experiences
Day 14: Words or phrases that make you laugh.
Day 15: Something you miss.
Day 16: Depression talk: What hurts and what helps? (Doesn't have to be the "right" thing)
Day 17: Your coping strategies/self-care kit. (websites/apps for betterment)
Day 18: Dear Depression letter.
Day 19: Your worst habits.
Day 20: What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
Day 21: Reflection on NAMI walk.
Day 22: What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
Day 23: Three confessions of your choice.
Day 24: 7 things that cross your mind a lot
Day 25: Something you are currently worrying about
Day 26: Things you like and dislike about yourself.
Day 27: Reducing the stigma around therapy
Day 28: How to talk to someone you are worried about
Day 29: How to become free of stigma
Day 30: Something you are excited for.
Day 31: Write a letter to yourself
A Boston social work student, using writing for healing. Sharing the peaks and valleys of an empath's mental health journey.