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March 1, 2021

Mental health and well-being haveT always been important to overall health. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that Minnesotans take time to focus on our mental well-being, as we experience changing stress and challenges in our daily lives.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges and uncertainties for Minnesotans. Many are adjusting to changes that impact their work environments, home routines, children’s school schedules, and access to mental health supports. Connecting with yourself can help you understand your personal needs for strong mental well-being. This week, take a moment to check in with yourself without distractions from work, family, technology, or other demands. Think about your needs and ask yourself if you are meeting them.

Make a daily checklist of things you like to do that help you feel well. Use the wellness guide (PDF can be found below) for ideas. Your list is for you, and can include anything from calling a friend and eating balanced meals, to dancing to your favorite song. Keep your checklist in a visible spot, and check it daily to see if you are meeting your needs.

Parents can visit Tips and Resources for Children and Parents During COVID-19 or practical ideas and tips to support yourself and your children.

Lastly, keep track of your daily habits and how they are changing. Monitor your alcohol, tobacco, drug, and media use. If you notice changes, seek help from a health care professional. Find more information and resources on coping and stress,including alcohol and substance use.

 Mental Health Wellness



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