Can you believe it’s already May?! You know what that means... It's Mental Health Awareness Month! Here at Pallure, we are celebrating MHAM by starting difficult conversations and prioritizing our mental health. We want to serve as a constant reminder to our community that you are not alone. We've all experienced lows in our mental health journey, but being open about our struggles is the first step we can all take to support one another.
If you haven't had the time to properly acknowledge or assess your emotions this year, now’s your chance to sit down and take a moment of reflection. Whether you prefer to practice self-care with meditation or reading your favorite book, you may find journaling to be an extremely effective way to express your emotions and create a loving space for yourself. There are no rules or boundaries to journaling, you are free to write your negative or positive thoughts all without fear of judgment. This May, let’s practice being our own personal confidant and friend. Give it a try and hey, you may even learn a new thing or two about yourself ;)Feel free to write whatever comes to mind, but if you need a little guidance, here are a few journal prompts to help get you inspired:
Question 1: What was one moment of joy or beauty you experienced today?
Question 2: Which parts of your day cause the most stress or frustration? How do you cope with these frustrations?
Question 3: What qualities do you love most about yourself?
Question 4: Describe what a perfect day looks like to you.
Question 5: What’s a self-care strategy you’ve been curious about trying?
Question 6: What advice would you give someone going through a hard time?
Question 7: Write a letter to your future self.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, you can call the National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine at 1-(800)-950-NAMI (6264) or visit their website.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit their website.