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The Importance of May as Mental Health Month as the Pandemic Ends

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The Importance of May as Mental Health Month as the Pandemic Ends

Mental health is square in the spotlight as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Mental health is essential to personal well-being as well as personal happiness. Even if your mental health is in good shape, your parent, grandparent, or another loved one might be struggling. Aurora Home Care is here to lend a helping hand with social stimulation through Philadelphia home care assistance, hospice care, and more.

Recognize the Mental Health Toll Inflicted by the Pandemic

The ongoing pandemic might be reaching an end in the months ahead. However, significant damage has been done, especially in terms of mental health. May is mental health month, meaning this is the optimal time to ask your family and friends about whether they are struggling in the context of mind and spirit. Seize the opportunity to find out what you can do to help. This is also an opportunity to perform some introspection to determine if your own mind is healthy. If you or a loved one are dealing with mental health problems, reach out to local Philadelphia mental health professionals and organizations that provide mental health assistance for guidance. 

Make it clear to your loved ones that it takes courage to admit there is a problem and ask for assistance from the experts in this subject matter. Acknowledging the bravery in admitting a mental health challenge is one-half of the battle. The other half is receiving assistance and implementing the meant health specialist’s suggestions to improve mental health in the short-term and also across posterity. 

The Importance of May as Mental Health Month as the Pandemic Ends

Small Things Have the Potential to Boost Mental Health

Interacting with a home health aide, a nurse or a professional who provides assistance for military veterans might seem like a subtle action yet such interfacing has the potential to make a world of a difference. Oftentimes, mental health problems are tied to the lack of socialization, especially extended periods of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Pick up the phone, call your family member or friend and have a discussion. If possible, meet with your friend or family member in person for face-to-face social engagement that will undoubtedly prove quite uplifting. 

A shared activity such as a nature walk in Philadelphia, painting, listening to music, meditating, or playing cards will improve your mood as well as that of your friend or family member who might be struggling with mental health challenges after the year we would all like to forget.  However, it is important to recognize there is only so much you can do on your own. Our home care specialists are here to help by lending invaluable assistance to your loved one’s home including social interactions that improve mental health during this difficult time.

Contact Aurora Home Care & Hospice

Our Philadelphia caregivers are ready and willing to provide you or your family member with much-needed assistance. From home health aides to hospice care, our VetAssist program, and even pediatric care, we can help in a number of ways. You can reach us on the web, by email at info@auroraathome.com, or by phone at 215-354-4444.