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Here's your #mindfulminute for the week! ⠀
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🛑Stop scrolling. 🙅‍♀️Pause. Breathe.⠀
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Now more than ever, we need our communities to give not only their love energy but our support in many other ways. Altruism has multiple positive side effects so you're not only supporting other but also improving your mental health. ⠀
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1. Helping others can also improve our support networks and encourage us to be more active.4 This in turn can improve our self-esteem.3⠀
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2. It creates a sense of belonging and reduces isolation⠀
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3. It helps keep things in perspective⠀
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4. An act of kindness can improve feelings of confidence, being in control, happiness and optimism.6⠀
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5. The more you do for others, the more you do for yourself⠀
The benefits of helping others can last long after the act itself, both for you and them.⠀
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(Source: Mental Health Foundation) ⠀

#mindfulminute #resilience101 #beyou #beyourself #acceptyourself #growth #mentalhealth #resilienceforself #personaldevelopment #perspectiveiseverything #overcomingadversity #webelieveinyou #wearehere #bettertogether
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Two black women in the music industry, Jamila Thomas, senior director of marketing at Atlantic Records, and Brianna Agyemang, a former Atlantic executive who is now senior artist campaign manager at Platoon created #BlackOutTuesday. Please take time to fill Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with black squares, and use time typically dedicated to social media to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Here's what you can do:
◾️ Only post or share a black square to your social media channels.
◾️ DO NOT use the "BLM" or "BlackLivesMatter" hashtag. Using these tags are obscuring a channel that’s being used to share vital information about protests, organization donations, and document police violence. Instead, use #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused (Edit/delete your posts on FB/Insta if you have used those tags).
◾️ Suspend all music and YouTube streams for the day.
◾️ Identify ways to address racial and economic injustice in your community.
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Credit: @dulcecandy
As we mourn another unjust death in our country, remember what is most important:

Until our fellow black community members can walk the streets without fear of violence, no one is truly free.

Please listen to and elevate black voices today and every day. Ensure that we do not forget the names of those lost needlessly as we work to support real, lasting change in our policing.

#BlackLivesMatter✊🏾 #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd
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Stop. Pause. Take a #mindfulminute. ⠀
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You are the one who has the power to pick yourself up again. ⠀
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You have control. Remember that you have the power to influence your outcomes. ⠀
You can challenge. New changes, both positive and negative, lead to new opportunities for learning. ⠀
You can commit. Get involved with other people and things rather than feeling isolated. ⠀
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Source: American Psychological Association⠀⠀
#mindfulminute #resilience101 #beyou #beyourself #acceptyourself #growth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmonth #resilienceforself #personaldevelopment #perspectiveiseverything #overcomingadversity #webelieveinyou #wearehere #bettertogether
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On this Memorial Day remember the poppy flower. 🌹⠀

The poppy flower is a symbol of hope and resilience. Even though this flower may be fragile, it still grows back every season.⠀

So however you spend your day, remember that in whatever circumstances be like the poppy flower.⠀

#resilienttoday #memorialday #hopeandresilience #poppyflower
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Hey! We know him!⠀

Our very own Executive Director, Erik Muckey, was recently featured in the #WeAreSouthDakota column by University of South Dakota sharing the stories of how South Dakotans are helping others during COVID-19.⠀

Learn more about how Lost&Found is providing actions to equip students, campuses, and our community with mental health aide at: https://buff.ly/36ttmOY
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It's okay if you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious, but don't spend too much time there. Focus on the things you can control.
Here are some ways you can control your reality: positive words of affirmation, calling loved ones, eating healthy, measured breathing, acts of service, or supporting small businesses. ⠀
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Comment below with ways you're controlling your reality!⠀
#resilience101 #beyou #beyourself #acceptyourself #growth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmonth
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It's the final day of #NationalPreventionWeek and we feel especially connected with today's prevention theme. ⠀
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Today we're joining SAMHSA​ and other organizations across the country to increase public awareness of how to prevent suicide. ⠀
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Maryssa Nohr​ with @weareheredwu has some help from her furry friend to participate in the #PreventionHappensHere Challenge to demonstrate the prevention can happen anywhere! 🐶💕⠀
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#MentalHealthMonth #BetterTogether #Resiliency
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"While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health."⠀
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As many may turn to substance misuse when struggling with mental health, #NationalPreventionWeek focuses on raising awareness of substance use and mental health issues. Just know that you're not alone and you can join the National Prevention Challenge. Share a photo to social media with the hashtag #PreventionHappensHere to join the movement!⠀
#MentalHealthMonth #Resilient #Prevention #MentalHealthAwareness
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"More than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days." (Source: SAMHSA)⠀
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🌬️🚬 E-cigarette use harms the developing brain and is unsafe for young people. Whether a young person uses nicotine or marijuana in an e-cigarette, there can be dangerous health consequences. 🌬️🚬⠀

No matter what you're smoking, it can cause long-lasting damage to your body. It won't always be easy but choose prevention!⠀
#NationalPreventionWeek #MentalHealthMonth #StayResilient #YourChoice
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