The 1in5 Campaign focuses on normalizing the need for mental health resources and removing stigma for those who want to access care. Increasing comfort and confidence when talking about mental health concerns is critical to reducing stigma. Visit the 1in5 website at for more information.

Starting the conversation regarding these significant yet treatable issues also opens the door to providing support.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re excited to share valuable insights on various mental health themes each week throughout the month. This week’s topic is well-being. Dive in to discover why prioritizing your overall health and wellness is so crucial.

Boosting well-being
Did you know that caring for your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health?  Your well-being is defined as your overall happiness, life satisfaction, and sense of purpose, and your mental, physical, and social health play an important role. By prioritizing your well-being, you can improve productivity, build stronger relationships, and feel rested and recharged more often.  Boost your well-being with small, positive actions each day.

  • Improve sleep habits. Your brain needs time to unwind at the end of a busy day. 
  • Step outside. Exercise and being in nature promote positive emotions such as joy and calm.
  • Write affirmations. Cultivating an attitude of positivity is essential to achieving and spreading happiness.
  • Take breaks. Having a good work-life balance can help you manage your stress levels and give you time to recharge.
  • Smile! Studies show the simple act of smiling makes a big difference in your well-being because it lowers blood pressure and helps your immune system function more effectively.

Improving your well-being can be challenging, but with time and effort, small habits can lead to big changes in your mood and overall health. Working with a mental health professional or a primary health care provider can also help determine the best path toward improving your quality of life.

Help is available
As always, your SupportLinc EAP is available 24/7/365 to provide advocacy and resources to support various mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, work-related pressures, relationship issues and substance use. To contact SupportLinc, you can call them at 1-888-881-LINC(5462), email them at, or visit their website at and use the group code psh.

Source – SupportLinc EAP