The Alliance for Positive Change: Minority Mental Health Awareness
Behavioral Health Education and Engagement Newsletter July 2019
Founded in 2008, Minority Health Awareness Month set out to bring awareness to the struggles of the underrepresented populations suffering from mental illness in the United States. Why do we care? Approximately 46.6 million adults in the United States face the reality of managing a mental illness every day.
Hydrate your brain for a Mental Health Boost!
Summer is here and with the heat comes all of its challenges such as dehydrate which can have a negative impact on the brain. When the temperature rises it can cause you to sweat and with that you lose water. When you are dehydrated, you are at risk for difficulties with your Mental Health such as:
- Mood changes: Anxiety
- Fatigue/Difficulties focusing
- Delirium (in severe cases of dehydration)
To properly function, the brain needs a certain amount of water. So this summer, Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Changes in the season can affect our Mental Health. I challenge you to discover your sense of purpose and have fun. Allow yourself to act purposefully while letting go and having fun.
- Get out of the house and wear sunscreen.
- Drink 8 oz of water a day.
- On the go? Grab a water bottle to go!
- Rest & Repeat!
If you find yourself struggling this summer, BHEE is here to help. We provide individual education and support with a Behavorial Health Educator. You will also have the support of a Peer Navigator, someone with lived experience.
BHEE Mission & Vision:
Our mission is helping our clients to live a Hope and Empowered life while living POSITIVE. We believe that through education and support we can bring about change in our clients. Our goal is to help our clients gain access supportive services that are available. We encourage them to live their best life and embrace all that they are and all that they aspire to be. Taking steps to stand up, rise up, clean up and make Positive Changes.
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Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Alliance for Positive Change Newsletter and I give them full credit for the information. Please call their numbers or email them for more information.