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Mental Health Awareness Month Part III: Celebrate Wellbeing!

Welcome back to Consider Yourself Hugged! Click below to watch, or Click here to listen to Episode 168.

Welcome back! In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, week 3, we're diving into another crucial aspect of mental wellbeing: Celebration! This week I'm using more recommended resources from the National Council for Mental Well-being, the organization that sponsors the Mental Health First Aid course. You may know I am passionate about teaching that class! Here are their suggestions for this week (Links are In the toolkit from Part II):

  1. Download their suite of graphics and post them to your social media channels to bring attention to mental wellbeing.

  2. Support mental wellbeing across the country by taking part in MTV’s Mental Health Awareness Month campaign on May 16.

  3. Celebrate this month’s significance with the Mental Health Coalition, a national community of organizations that’s creating positive change.

  4. Reshare our social media activity throughout the month, and reach out to check in with your family, friends and networks. Look for opportunities to showcase your mental wellbeing pride.

I'm also diving a bit deeper with 4 suggestions of my own:

1. Decide if you want to want to actively participate in creating positive awareness for mental health.

2. If no, that’s ok, but maybe don’t actively create NEGATIVE awareness 😊

3. If yes, what does that look like to you?

a. Sharing your story?

b. Being an advocate?

c. Actively promoting?

d. Speaking against stigma?

4. Remember that mental health and wellbeing is NOT mental illness! Some of us have battled mental illness, but ALL of us have battled mental wellbeing.

Other Promised Links:

Thanks for joining!

I hope this has been helpful today, and thank you for joining! As I've always asked in the past, please pass the show link along to your friends and subscribe, download, and review wherever you are listening. If you’re a woman and you haven’t joined our private FB group A Place for Women, please do that now! It’ll be your source of encouragement. I'd love for you to follow my Tami West Seminars Facebook page as well. If you'd like to know more about my Mental Health First Aid Courses, contact me at 615-497-7714 or

And until next time, Consider Yourself Hugged 😘🤗


The information in this show is not intended to be therapy or to address your individual situation. It is information based on experiences, opinions, and research. If you need further help, please reach out to one of the resources below, or others in your area.

Mental Health Resources:

Tami West, PhD

Stress and Mental Health Expert Dr. Tami West uses her entertaining and compelling style to shine a new light on how to transform your life and discover solutions to life’s challenges.

Tami has worked in a variety of industries including healthcare, school nutrition, corporate sales, and 10 years as a public-school teacher. In 2013 she received her PhD in Human Development, studying the connections among stress, emotions, and identity.

Dr. West has spoken in 48 states across the US, as well as the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. In any given year, Tami speaks to groups with audiences consisting of anywhere from 100 to 3,000 people.

Dr. West is the author of several successful publications including three books: The Stress Club, Life Without the Monsters and Thrive. When she's not speaking or writing, you might find her with her traveling with her husband and family, reading historical fiction, or watching Big Bang Theory.

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