Compass Movement Inc. at the Library is a series free monthly discussions for the community about mental health and compassion. The purpose is to provide a safe space for the community, to form tight bonds between one another, to brainstorm ways to eradicate stigmas and build a united society.
Next event!! Hope to see you all there!
- While stigmatizing mental illness and suicide can worsen the problem, discussing suicide and mental health in an informed and educational manner is an essential step in stopping the epidemic.
- Don't be afraid to reach out to a friend if you believe they may be struggling with anything, but especially depression and suicidal thoughts. It's better to have the discussion than let them suffer alone.
- Creating barriers between one another, however small they may be, can have massive and detrimental impacts on building community.
- Try to stay in the moment while walking or running. Listen to the whisper of the leaves and chirping of birds. If you do this, rather than letting your mind wander, you will be practicing "mindfulness," a technique proven to gift focus, peace, and happiness to its participants.
- Be slow to react. It's so easy to get angry when you experience injustice or annoyance of some sort, but when you slow down and choose your reaction, you control the situation, ultimately providing you with a sense of peace.
- Whenever you're in a tough or stressful situation, zoom out. Understand that what you might be struggling with now might not be so crucial later on.
- Keep a journal. Document how you dealt with stress in a tough time, and refer back to it when you're dealing with something else difficult.
- Don't be afraid to reach out and seek help and treatment. Keep in mind that even if you are struggling with something, it isn't a sign that you're broken, only human, and you deserve proper care so you can be at your best.