May Mental Health Awareness Month

May 15 - 31, 2024 | 12:00pm-3:00pm |

On May 15, 2024, MWR Battle Creek Family Programs along with the VA Medical Center and Summit Pointe will have resources and giveaways outside of the Palm Garden Room from 12:00pm-2:00pm. There will also be awareness tables near each entrance door from May 16, 2024, to May 29, 2024, where you can pick up additional resources.

Mental Health Awareness Month: to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being and provide resources and information to support individuals and communities who may need mental support. Mental health represents your overall psychological and social well-being. It also encompasses your emotional health and your ability to regulate your emotions. Mental Health is important because it helps determine how you handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Create a self-care plan to support your mental well-being in your daily life. Finding joy, connecting with others, helping others, learning something new, and finding spiritual connections can help us flourish. MWR will be introducing the new Wellness Room and the start of a variety of activities to help manage your mental health. The activities are planned to continue after May as well.

Wellness Room Activities below:

  • Starting May 14, 2024, from 11:00am to 12:00pm a yoga class led by Jodi Wendt, will be available every Tuesday in the Wellness Room 2-1-47.
  • On May 15, 2024, Reiki will be available from 11:00am to 2:00pm by appointment only. Reiki sessions are 15-minute appointments that occur once a month on the second Wednesday of each month.
  • Starting May 16, 2024, from 10:00am to 10:20am and 2:00pm to 2:20pm the Just Breathe Series will also be available every Tuesday in the Wellness Room 2-1-47. This is a class focused on breath work and techniques to improve your overall health.

How can I improve my mental health? Here are a few practices to get you started.

Stay Positive

Practice Gratitude

Improve Your Physical Health

Connect With Others

Develop Coping Skills

Practice Meditation

Find Your Purpose

Get Rest

If you or someone you know is struggling or in a crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. If you need resources or assistance, contact Lisa Grenon, LMSW at 269-961-4051 or lisa.grenon@dla.mil