What you can do for World Mental Health day

World Mental Health Day was created in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health.

Woman in a red sweater, black leggings, and orange shoes taking a walk along a winding path surrounded by trees as the sun sets.

Research shows that walking promotes the release of endorphins that stimulate relaxation and improve our mood.

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While it’s fun to indulge in a little bit of retail therapy, we acknowledge that investing in your mental health is just as (if not more) important as what you wear on the outside.

Celebrating World Mental Health Day can be as simple as taking several deep, grounding breaths, going on a walk, or phoning a friend.

Here are a few local resources to keep in mind.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Greater San Antonio | NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. It’s also bilingual-friendly.

San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital | SABHH offers confidential assessments and referral information, provided at no charge, 24 hours a day.

Young Minds Matter | As a much as 70% of young adults living with mental health problems report that symptoms started in childhood. The Bexar Health Collaborative hopes to address mental health at the root.

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