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30 days mental health challenge

30 days mental health challenge

Every year, September is dedicated to suicide prevention, however, to most of us, every day of every month is dedicated to preventing suicide. Finding appropriate and effective care when you or someone you care about is struggling with thoughts of suicide/self-harm can be difficult and frustrating. 

 

How to support someone with self-harm/suicidal thoughts

- Connect. listen, be accepting don't judge

- Confirm. Ask if they have thoughts of harming themselves in any way

- Protect. Take any threats they take seriously. Do not agree to keep a secret! Tell someone

- Stay. Do not leave alone a person you are concerned about being at imminent

- Act. Call for help immediately!

 

Everyone’s life matters. Help is available

People do care. Treatment works.

Don't keep it to yourself. Tell a trusted one.

Suicide is Preventable

 

Risk Factors

- Feeling depressed, hopeless

- Deliberate self-injury (‘cutting’)

- Prior suicidal thinking and behaviour

- Having family members or friends who have attempted or died by suicide

- Loss of an important relationship (e.g. breaking up)

- Being isolated or alone

- Having been traumatized or abused

- Drug and alcohol use

 

Warning Signs

- Suicidal threats, both direct (‘I want to die’) and indirect (‘I wish I could go to sleep and not wake up)

- Suicide notes, plans, social media posts

- Making final plans, giving away favourite things

- Preoccupation with death or revenge

- Changes in behaviour, sleeping, eating, appearance, thoughts and/or feelings

- Extreme mood swings, rage, withdrawal

- Sudden unexplained happiness

 

To support the theme of September, suicide prevention awareness month, TBC Students Counselling and Wellbeing with Happy Minds invites all TBC students and staff to participate in a 30 days mental health challenge.

 

30 days mental health challenge

To participate members will:

Engage in physical activity for 30 days which includes but does not limit to jogging, dancing, swimming, cycling, hiking and more. And shows what they do to take care of their mental health and share the activities which include but do not limit to gardening, playing instruments, singing, and more.

 

Mental health benefits of exercise

  • Positive impact on depression, anxiety and ADHD.
  • Helps to relieve stress
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Improves memory
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Boosts your overall mood

 

Participate in a 30 days mental health challenge with TBC SCWU and Happy Minds to break the fatigue, mental health stigma and improve your general wellbeing.

 

Terms and Conditions to participate:

  • Must be TBC member (student, non-teaching staff member)
  • Must follow TBC and Happy Minds on social media
  • Must work out every day and upload a story/post
  • Must tag another 3 members to participate in the challenge



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