From children to adults, mental health conditions affect a staggering size of the American population. It's now more important than ever that we embrace and nurture our minds.
Long shoved to the back when compared to other health issues and diseases, mental health is starting to get the attention it really deserves.
Most recently, Britney Spears made headlines by sharing that she was stepping away from her newest show to focus on herself and family - her dad recently had medical complications that nearly killed him. She posted on Instagram that, “we all need to take time for a little ‘me time.’”
Britney’s announcement is a reminder of just how important mental health is, and ultimately why we started Maku. If it has the ability to affect those who seemingly have everything — be it fame, wealth, or both - then it truly has the ability to impact anyone and everyone.
While CBD is the vehicle through which we are promoting a healthier future for America and our beautiful planet, our greater mission is to spread harmony through our efforts. This life is beautiful and everyone deserves the opportunity to live a peaceful journey through it.
To put numbers into perspective, National Alliance of Mental Health statistics show that one in every five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a year. And one in every 25 adults in the U.S. experience debilitating mental illness in a year.
But it’s not just adults in America. An estimated 13% of children ages 13-18 experience a severe mental disorder.
The statistics across the board for the American population are staggering, and a stark reminder of just how important it is to put one’s mental health first.
When it comes to taking care of one’s mind, there’s no set path. Different options work for different individuals.
For some it’s music; for others it’s meditation or a daily, restorative ritual.
Exercising is a proven way to boost one’s inner and outer confidence, and thus lead to a more positive mindset.
Some people escape to nature, while others may flourish in the energy of a city.
Nurturing your mental health is not an overnight process, but rather an ongoing discovery within one’s self.
Try things out, like these 11 mental tips from Self, and see what works for you.
And never, ever be afraid to talk to someone. Mental health is something that should be discussed in order to find a more harmonious path forward.
If you don’t have someone close to go to or a therapist, you are always welcome and invited to share within our #SpreadHarmony Facebook Group.