Believe it or not, your mental health is your first line of defense to staying healthy! When stressful times occur — like they always will — it’s just as important to make sure we are feeling good emotionally as it is physically. One scientifically proven way to boost the immune function is by thinking and acting optimistically. Yes! In other words, dreaming and setting life goals can be good for your health.
These activities fall into the category of Play It! Having fun and learning how to overcome obstacles. Actually, our whole website is dedicated to mental health and happiness. These articles, games and activities are especially good for parents, teachers and health care workers. In fact, we think they would be educational and challenging for any adult.
Three simple reasons why we need emotions
Some emotions show us what we love, others protect us from harm, and as you can see in the rainbow illustration from our book, all of them put together, like colors on an artist’s palette, paint a beautiful picture of life. I’ll explain these ideas below. And, I have a fun challenge for you that I call “the joy of fear.”
Bridge the gap
A 3-part worksheet to help you get unstuck. This is an exercise to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your dream. Can you get from one side to the other using either logic or emotions?
Kit de herramientas y chequeo de salud mental
Educa a tu familia en casa con esta estrategia optimista de salud mental. Maneje el estrés, manténgase saludable y entusiasme con su futuro.
Mental Health Checkup & Toolkit
Homeschool your family in an optimistic mental health strategy that not only teaches how to manage stress and stay healthy but get excited about the future.
Children’s mental health and wellbeing in picture books
Dr Sara Williams shares her thoughts about children’s mental health and well being in picture books with Tiny Owl, an independent children’s book publisher in the UK.