What is Mental Health Literacy? We define it as having four main components:

  1. Understanding how to obtain and maintain positive mental health;
  2. Understanding mental disorders and their treatments;
  3. Decreasing stigma related to mental disorders; and,
  4. Enhancing help-seeking efficacy (knowing when and where to seek help and developing competencies designed to improve one’s mental health care and self-management capabilities)

Please see the attached flyer that outlines an offering that we can provide via web-based conferencing to your organization.

Now on to YOUR wellness.

Many of us have at some point heard or discussed self-care…but what does that look like during the COVID-19 pandemic?

When you consider your well-being or staying fit, we often think about exercising or dieting, but our well-being encompasses more than just your physical body. In fact, there are 9 dimensions you can care of to ensure a balanced life and a happier you!

In the next few weeks, we’ll focus on each of the 9 dimensions and how you can take care of each dimension- redefined and adapted for our new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For now, here are some tips and tricks to focus your self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Video (2 part): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juZ__dTZ-Dc

Coping with a Traumatic Event (CDC): https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

Local Resources & Support (MHA Houston): https://mhahouston.org/covid19help/


By Gustavo Molinar, Mental Health Literacy Specialist at Mental Health America of Greater Houston