FAYLA is committed to raising awareness throughout our schools and communities.
With our slogan, help us help others, we are moving forward with the creation and implementation of school assemblies that will address the many social issues that are plaguing our teens, including suicide, bullying, mental health, substance abuse, and road safety.
It is our fervent hope that by escalating awareness in the areas of these social issues, that we will help to reduce the negative consequences impacting our children and adults.
Are you in charge of your mental health?
Mental health disorders are on the rise in adults and children. Too much screen time, social issues, genetics, stress, and physical health all play a role on our mental health.
Today we are overstressed and overworked. Many of us are too busy to take the time truly needed to care for our mental well-being. However, it does not take a great deal of time, or effort to put our mental health in the forefront of our lives.
FAYLA wants to help you stay healthy, physically and mentally. Below we have listed several ways to help you ensure that your mental health is being addressed and nurtured.
1. Rest – It’s hard to get enough sleep, but our mental health relies on getting those zzzzs. If you are finding that you are lacking more than 7-8 hours each night try getting to bed! Shutting off screens and hour before bedtime helps you prepare for sleep.
2. Positive Self – Talk: listen to what you say to yourself. If you find that your self talk is negative, turn this around. For every negative thought you have, state one positive thing you like about yourself. Try this for starters: I like who I am!
3. Turn away from toxicity: This means friends, coworkers, and even family members who bring you down. The old saying, “misery loves company” is true. If you find certain people make you feel depressed, sad, lonely, or cause you to have negative thoughts about yourself, it’s time to reevaluate those relationships.