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be kind to your mind

Take the kindness challenge...

Here are 21 ways to get started:

  1. Show some love to someone through a note, call, or text.

  2. Share what #mentalillnessfeelslike. There’s power in sharing.

  3. Tag a friend on a funny video. Laughter helps reduce anxiety.

  4. Go off the grid and spend time with someone face-to-face.

  5. Spend some time with a pet or volunteer at a shelter.

  6. Say “no” to social events that overwhelm you.

  7. Sign up to volunteer your time with a nonprofit.

  8. Do your best to enjoy 15 minutes of sunshine.

  9. Do something with friends and family like a game or walk.

  10. Take a walk with a coworker you haven’t spent time with.

  11. Donate items instead of money to charity.

  12. Treat yourself to dark chocolate to boost brainpower.

  13. Hold the door open for someone.

  14. Fill out an online petition or write to your elected official.

  15. Call someone you care about but haven’t talked to in a while.

  16. Help an elderly friend/neighbor run errands or do chores.

  17. Buy a cup of coffee for someone.

  18. Clean up leaves or garbage on your street.

  19. Tag someone you think could use a pick-me-up here.

  20. Check up on your mental health at MHAScreening.org.

  21. Be kind to yourself – give yourself a break.

Boost your mental health as

well as others' mental health

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