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Mental Health Wellness

Mental Health Wellness
Mental and emotional health is about being happy, self-confident, self-aware, and resilient. People who are mentally healthy are able to cope with life's challenges and recover from setbacks. But mental and emotional health–requires knowledge, understanding and effort to maintain.
 
If your mental health isn't as solid as you'd like it to be there are many things you can do to boost your mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life.
 
TedTalks
All it takes is 10 mindful minutes: When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.) https://www.ted.com/talks/andy_puddicombe_all_it_takes_is_10_mindful_minutes
 
The art of stillness: The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back a few minutes out of every day, or a few days out of every season. It's the talk for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the demands for our world. https://www.ted.com/talks/pico_iyer_the_art_of_stillness
The habits of happiness: What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment. https://www.ted.com/talks/matthieu_ricard_on_the_habits_of_happiness
 
Articles
To learn more about SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative visit https://www.samhsa.gov/wellness-initiative
 
Videos
Mental Heath Videoscribe: Mental Health Awareness video for teenagers exploring what is mental health, what can affect mental health, teenage specific pressures, how to manage poor mental health and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbC9z3-6Gcw
 
Teens Can - Resilient teens and positive mental health: Watch this video and take small steps with your teen to build resiliency. Produced by the Durham Region Health Department. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v9XeApSYNY
Wellness means overall well-being. It includes the emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of a person’s life. Incorporating aspects of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, such as choosing healthy foods, forming strong relationships, and exercising often, into everyday habits can help people live longer and improve quality of life. The Eight Dimensions of Wellness may also help people better manage their condition and experience recovery. This short animated video explores the Eight Dimensions of Wellness and helps people understand the practical strategies and ways they can begin developing healthy habits that can have a positive impact on their physical and mental health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDzQdRvLAfM