Executive Director's May Message

Executive Director Writing Message

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. You will be receiving weekly emails that explain why good mental health matters.

Caring for your mental health and well-being is of the utmost importance. It can be uncomfortable to experience mental health symptoms and can be a challenge to ask for help. Mental health issues may not resolve themselves or go away on their own.

Navigating the new normal like determining when to wear a mask and when not to wear one and transitioning back into the office can be stressful. Give yourself permission to be good to yourself and find ways to restore balance into your life.

I am so grateful for the longer daylight hours right now that give me the energy to rise early enough to get my exercise in before my workday begins.

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, I recognize that proven Asian traditions like Tai Chi and Qi Gong are now mainstream mental health practices that teach us to attend to our well-being through breathing and graceful movement.

I encourage us all to learn more about our AAPI community, which includes people from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and the Pacific Islands and to look for the many events and celebrations during the month of May in the spirit of inclusion that we value.

Be well,
Abbie Yant, RN, MA