mental health

Activities to Fight Mental Illness with Nashville Community Education

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May is mental health month and it’s a time to encourage each other to seek help and discover new ways to combat mental illness. “Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. (11.2 million) experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities,” according to Nami.org.

When we have months dedicated to these issues it allows us to collectively as a whole pull together our resources, knowledge, and initiatives to help better the options for people suffering from mental illness.

Over the years it’s been noted that there are diverse ways and actions people can take to help mental health and we wanted to share some classes with you that can also be a benefit for someone dealing with depression and/or anxiety.

Art and Music:

This summer we have Creative Personal Journaling/Art Journaling with Old Books/Decorated Initials: Printmaking Alphabet/Handmade Books: Coptic Stitch/Twisted Shibori/T-shirt Quilting/Old Time Fiddle/Singing Traditional Songs

Fitness:

Backpacking Basics/Swing Dancing/Fitness and Nutrition for Women/Mindful Weight Loss/Tai Chi Basics/Reiki Self-healing/Qigong Movement

Life and Food:

Unconscious Bias & Your Relationships/Practical Self-Care/Navigating Hard Relationships/Cooking for Gut Health/Anti-Inflammatory Cooking Series/Master Meal Planning

All of these classes in some way can help an individual struggling with mental health. Getting active is just a small part of getting better, for more information about Mental Health and ways to fight against it visit https://www.nami.org/