Fairfield CARES Community Coalition
The Town Resource For Healthy Choices
May is Mental Health Awareness Month 2021: Tools To Thrive
Check out our bulletin highlighting many fabulous happenings this May in Fairfield, with resources and flyers hyperlinked for easy registration to events. Follow Mental Health Connecticut's blog for #31Tools2Thrive his month. We especially like number 5 - Humor! Mental Health Association Oklahoma published a wonderful Spring Coloring and Activity Book for download. On May 26, join us for an in-person event, Laughter Yoga with Shelli at Penfield Beach at 4 p.m., guided by Shelli Lalime Sullivan, World Language Teacher and Certified Laughter Yoga leader. Laughter yoga, involves a series of movement and breathing exercises to promote deliberate laughter, which can provide benefits equal to those of spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga can help lift your mood, reduce stress, strengthen your immune system, increase energy levels, improve your quality of life, and help you better manage hardship - skills we all need, especially at this time. Attendance is free. Please bring a mat or beach towel.
Gizmo's PAWESOME Guide for Mental Health:
Read Gizmo’s Pawesome Guide to Mental Health in PDF or Order a Hard Copy here.
We have partnered with the Fairfield Public Library to bring residents of Fairfield an extensive reference of e-books available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla as a resource for self care and to nurture mental health. It includes instructions on how to obtain a Fairfield Public Library card number for those who do not already have one.
Please click here to access the Mental Health title collection and bookmark it as one of your 'Tools To Thrive'.
We encourage you to make use of these Tools To Thrive provided by Mental Health America:
If you find yourself in an immediate crisis, please call 2-1-1, the National Disaster Distress Helpline, Talk-It-Out-CT, or any of the support lines listed by The Hub CT.
Johnny's Ambassadors from Colorado put together a months-long marijuana mental health month calendar.
The Mental Health Coalition published an excellent "Roadmap to Mental Health" and a helpful Guide to Mental Health Language. Check them out.
Replay our popular webinar with parenting and self care advice shared by Katy Rosenfeld from Fairfield Counseling Services and Halley Ceglia Terrell from Fairfield Public Schools and Private Practice, on demand. You will be glad you made the time. We are grateful to Katy and Halley for sharing their tips and wisdom with us.
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