10 tips for how to promote good mental health this summer

 

The weather isn’t the only thing changing this summer season. With the warm breeze, comes an opportunity for you to improve your mental health. We live in a demanding and busy world – so this summer, take some time to assess and strengthen your mental health. Try our ten tips to promote good mental health and say hello to a more positive, healthier you.

1. Identify one thing that you are grateful for during the day
2. Plan a getaway to look forward to even if it’s a day at the local beach
3. If you are having a tough day, talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend
4. Take a minute to be quiet. Sit outside, listen to the summer sounds, and take deep breaths
5. Spend time with a friend that makes you laugh
6. It may not be the easiest, but smile – it can help to lower your blood pressure
7. Avoid self-medicating with alcohol or other drugs
8. Get outside and do something!
9. Sing. Sing in your car. Sing in the shower. Sing doing housework. Sing while you cook!
10. Do something for someone ELSE

AltaPointe Health is a behavioral healthcare and psychiatric hospital system based in Mobile, Ala., and offers services to residents of Mobile, Baldwin, and Washington counties as well as individuals living in Clay, Coosa, Randolph and Talladega counties in east-central Alabama.

AltaPointe employs 1,450 people and provides inpatient, outpatient, and residential healthcare services to more than 30,000 individuals annually.

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