May 1 marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout May, individuals and organizations across the country raise awareness about the importance of mental health in our communities.
FHR is assisting in these efforts by sharing information and resources to help all people improve their mental health and well-being. Follow along with the video tutorial below to learn how to make a wellness box, a tool that can help everyone stay well and feel better when they are not feeling well.
How To Make A Wellness Toolbox:
A wellness toolbox is a collection of items that can help you:
- Stay well
- Feel better when you are not feeling well
The goal of a wellness box is to have access to items that interact with your senses and can distract, calm, center, or ease you.
Here are some commonly used items:
#1. Something to smell:
Ideas: Aromatherapy scents, candle, potpourri, lotion
#2. Something to touch:
Ideas: Squishy or stress ball, Rubik's cube
#3. Something to taste:
Ideas: Spicy gum, sweet or sour candy
#4. Something to listen to:
Ideas: Soothing music on an iPod, a mixtape
#5. Something to focus on:
Ideas: Journal and pen, book, friendship bracelet
#6. Something for self-care:
Ideas: Lotion, nail polish, chap stick
Next: Use your creativity to decorate the box!
What will you put in your wellness toolbox?
Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) videos do not provide medical advice and are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information contained in this video is for informational purposes only. For an accurate diagnosis of a mental health or substance abuse disorder, you should seek an evaluation from a qualified mental health professional.
For more information on WRAP and creating Mary Ellen Copeland's Wellness Toolbox, visit: www.mentalhealthrecovery.com