Mental Health Day

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/09/2021 - 09:12

Prepare for World Mental Health Day, so unplug everything, including your electronic devices. This one is working on battery power.

The social media outages this week was a wake up call that put the world on the edge and it may have been a sign to unplug this entire weekend for World Mental Health Day.

The World Health Organization website says the objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. Too much time on social media is linked to depression, anxiety and stress.

Go for a jog, walk, or a bike ride. Meditation is also an amazing staycation, and reading is also a great attraction for people of all ages. We have recommendations, depending on your age, but try to distance yourself from social media.

USA Today asked experts to weigh in on what signs to look for and how to form healthier habits with social media.