- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
Ringing in the New Year can look very different for many people. I took a moment to reflect on this after conversations had with family, friends, and colleagues over the past 2 weeks and asking the question “what’s going on for you at the start of this new year?”
The responses ranged greatly as I listened to people share their current events and experiences. For some 2017 starts with resolutions or commitments – getting outside more often, engaging in new activities, embracing the regular routine (that seemed to involve very full schedules and lengthy ‘to-do’ lists), travel - seeing the world, etc. For others, it starts with being anxious about credit card bills, a fear of going back to school as “the kids are saying mean things, ” loss of a loved one, the diagnosis of a family member with cancer, looking for a new job or just trying to find the energy to engage with life.
After these conversations, I took a moment to pause and think about the value each of them and the overall affect our daily lives have on our mental well-being. And it made me think about:
Wishing you a year with greater mental health.
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