As National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month comes to an end, we must be reminded that we are seeing an increase in mental health issues here in the U.S., and young people are being hit especially hard. Even beloved public figures have taken their own lives, showing that depression and anxiety can affect anyone. It is important to keep the conversation about mental health going and to normalize it. Mental health should not be stigmatized or made to feel 'taboo', but rather should be a topic of discussion and acceptance. We need to continue to show support and understanding to those who are struggling with mental health and then ultimately create a safe environment for people to seek help and guidance.
Let's work together to end the stigma around mental health!
It can be tempting to think that the COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for the rise in mental health issues among the young people, minorities and males. However, research has shown that mental health issues have been on the rise since at least 2012, with young people depression doubling between 2010 and 2019 - well before the lockdowns.
How To Engage With Someone Who May Have A Mental Crisis
Someone talking about their struggles, either openly or not, should not keep you from helping them. Here are some ideas for offering support to those who may have a crisis:
Provide a space for them to share their emotions by attentively hearing them and accepting their feelings.
Be engaged and active in the discussion
Do what you can to help prevent suicide and get help from experts if you or anyone you know need it. Reach out to organizations and people who specialize in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Call or text 988
Show interest, support, availability, and involvement.
There are many people who want to provide support during difficult times, so please reach out! Mental Health MATTERS!
Utilize our financial literacy training to learn more about money and finances!
Determining how to manage your cash in this environment can be challenging. A financial literacy workshop was conducted for 200 teenagers and young adults, revealing that ONLY ONE PERCENT knew what a financial institution is and only a few knew how to budget and manage their finances.
As a result, the Understanding Financial Literacy course was created to provide an introduction to financial literacy.
It consists of 4 chapters covering topics such as:
Money and Budgeting
Build Your Credit and Use It Wisely
Wherever you are in your financial journey. This course will help you establish a foundation for financial literacy and growth through interactive learning and exercises. We can't wait to watch you achieve your financial dreams! Sign up for this training and learn financial literacy basics.
Our Aging Puzzle:
Everyone should have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
Join us weekly for "Our Aging Puzzle" a new show hosted by Corlette Deveaux, MBA, Business Coach and CEO of DG Incorporated Marketing & Business Development. The show includes one on one interviews, stories, and information on aging, healthcare, chronic diseases and habits to live longer and live better. Fridays at 8 pm Our Aging Puzzle on YouTube . For the month of July, we had Al Otero, President of the Global Trade Chamber, as our guest. He joined us to tell his story of the struggles his son faced with mental illness to help raise awareness about this issue and shared a heartbreaking discovery.
Eating, exercising, utilizing stress-reducing techniques and socializing can have a positive effect on your physical, mental and overall health.
Consider these 4 things to live longer and live better.
Taking care of your body and mind by making healthy food choices eating healthy can help you feel better, and mentally strong and improve your mood.
According to one study, modest exercise can boost your mood within 5 minutes, so go out there, walk a little bit, and get those endorphins going in your brain and your body.
Going outside can be beneficial if you are experiencing stress. Simply going outside in the sun will make you feel better. The air will make you feel better.
Friends are a great source of support and can help you get through difficult times. Having a strong network of friends can improve your overall well being and make life more enjoyable.
Senior Community News:
The Role Of A Grandparent In A Child's Life - Is Important
As a grandparent, you have the chance to take on a really special role in your grandkids' lives. A survey of American families showed that most grandparents make meals and help out with money. However, grand-parenting can go far beyond these material contributions. From words of wisdom to play to emotional support, as a grandparent, you have lots to offer the younger generations in your family.
Building a strong relationship with your grandchildren is so important! You can make it happen by taking the time to connect with them - whether that's by visiting more often, planning trips, or just checking in with a call or text every week. Plus, the rewards of your effort will be so worth it! And, in doing so, you may also cultivate a greater sense of purpose and even learn a few new things yourself.
- Where can you find DG Incorporated -
DG Incorporated attended the Nurse Boss Summit in Greensboro, NC. This impactful Summit filled with nurses from around the country provided insights to help them take their career to the next level including guidance on becoming their own boss! Yes, NursePreneurs! DG Incorporated was a proud Speaker and Vendor supporting nurses at this Summit. Our CEO, Corlette Deveaux, presented on Successful ways to Open, Operate and Grow an Assisted Living Facility. Learn more on our website www.deveauxgroup.com