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Mental Health Matters

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Activities to Help Improve Mental Health and Increase Self-esteem. 

Regular exercise is essential for maintaining both physical and mental health. Physical activities can help kids reduce stress, improve mood, and increase self-esteem.

Activities:

  • Yoga: Introduce kids and teens to age-appropriate yoga poses and sequences to improve flexibility, strength, and mental focus.
  • Dance parties: Organize spontaneous dance parties at home or join a dance class to help kids release energy and improve their mood.
  • Outdoor games: Encourage kids to participate in outdoor games to promote physical activity and social interaction – such as soccer, basketball, or tag.

Mental health is a unique journey for every child – there isn’t one solution for all, but these helpful tips are a good starting point in bettering yourself.

If you or someone you know is struggling or has suicidal thoughts, get help immediately.

People can call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. (Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

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This shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health services. The lifeline provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones—everyone’s mental health matters.