World Mental Health Day 2020
Updated: Oct 21, 2020
In 2020, World Mental Health Day may be more crucial than any of the last recent years.
The holiday occurs on October 10th, but that doesn't mean you can't establish healthy habits after the date.
The Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) has some tips in this article on building relationships and healthy habits while working from home. The tips transfer over to other scenarios in the stressful 2020 environment.
Why World Mental Health Day Matters
53% of adults in the U.S. report that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over Covid-19, which is significantly higher than the 32% reported in March. (See source here.) You can also see resources for coping during the COVID-19 pandemic on the Department of Health and Human Services website.
Unless you are in an area unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic, it's likely you understand the importance of good mental wellness habits during 2020.
If you are working from home, watch the video below to learn some mindfulness techniques while adjusting to your new workspace.