Following The Trend - Products and Ideas To Support National Mental Health Awareness Month

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Following The Trend - Products and Ideas To Support National Mental Health Awareness Month  


May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans are dealing with some type of mental disorder. We need to help them by reminding them that they aren't alone and encourage them to get help if needed. Look into products and ideas that support National Mental Health Awareness Month that range from clothes to books to learning relaxation techniques. 

Useful Products   

Sometimes the right product can help someone who needs a mental boost (and that includes yourself). Consider purchasing these items

  • Home Decor - Scented candles, potted plants and flowers, suncatchers or framed inspirational artwork can brighten rooms and enhance a relaxing environment in your home.
  • Health and Beauty - Foot massagers, facial cream, bath bombs and Epsom salt soakers, sleep masks and weighted blankets all help their users physically and emotionally.
  • Clothing and Jewelry - Consider buying necklaces and bracelets with motivational messages (ie. "Strong Enough"). Brightly-colored socks will likely cheer people up. Sweatshirts, sweaters and t-shirts can also display positive messages, including STAY Wear's "The Best Is Yet to Come" t-shirt.
  • Food and Drink - Combine a gourmet coffee or relaxing tea set with a mug that features a motivational quote. Check out healthy food such as fruit baskets or comfort food including box of chocolates and snack bags.
  • Music - Music players and wireless Bluetooth speakers make the perfect gift f or those who enjoy listening to soothing music. 
  • Books - Many self-help books and memoirs written by people who overcame their struggles with mental health issues help give others perspective on handling their own problems. 

Other Ways to Support Mental Health  

Besides purchasing specific items, people can find other ways to promote mental health awareness. Sign up for a yoga class or work out at a gym to relieve stress and maybe invite a friend to join you. Download a meditation app, such as Headspace, to help you unwind. Give a friend who needs self-reflection a self-help or gratitude journal, including a Me-est Me Journal.  

Citizens and businesses should also think about donating money to organizations and local charities to support mental health awareness. These organizations include National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) , and Mental Health America. Businesses should consider collaborating with charities for fundraising events. Promotional products companies can provide items such as t-shirts, caps, tote-bags, posters and stickers, buttons, and message pens to these events. 

If you would like more information on products and ideas to support National Mental Health Awareness Month, please contact one of our representatives.

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