Local Entities Promote Mental Health Awareness Month through CredibleMind

Posted on May 1, 2024

Dark purple website header image with the words "Behavioral Health Matters"


May 1, 2024

For more information, contact:
Lindsey Harriman, Williams County Community Engagement Coordinator


Local Entities Promote Mental Health Awareness Month through CredibleMind

WILLISTON, N.D. (May 1, 2024): In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Upper Missouri District Health Unit (UMDHU) and Williams County will be promoting virtual resources from CredibleMind (https://umdhu.crediblemind.com/) each week in May. CredibleMind is a national online platform that provides evidence-based resources and personal assessments for mental health awareness and information.

UMDHU launched the site in February 2023 as a way to address behavioral health needs identified in the CHI St. Alexius Health – Williston/UMDHU Community Health Assessment. The site also provides a list of community resources for mental health services and support systems available in northwestern ND.

The weekly topics will be posted to the UMDHU and Williams County Facebook accounts and is also provided below for inclusion on your media platforms.

Week 1 | May 6 – 10: Mental Health in the Home: Optimizing your living space and improving mental health and wellbeing

Our home environment plays a huge role in how we feel day-to-day. Whether it’s managing stress, finding peace, or supporting each other, our homes are where it all happens.

Featured resources:
Article: Creating a Health Home Environment
Podcast: Why Clutter Stresses Us Out
Video: Seven Keys to Resolving Family Conflict
Link to all resources: https://umdhu.crediblemind.com/lists/healthy-at-home


Week 2 | May 13 – 17: Mental Health at School:  Tips to help students maintain a positive mindset, manage stress, find balance, and build stronger social connections

In the hustle and bustle of academic life, prioritizing mental wellness at school is essential. Whether you’re a student, supporting a student, a teacher, or a staff member, there are a variety of ways to protect and nourish your mental wellbeing.

Featured resources:
Article: Tips for Beating Test Anxiety
Podcast: How to Deal with Bullies
Video: How to Handle Peer Pressure as a Teenager
Link to all resources: https://umdhu.crediblemind.com/lists/mental-health-at-school

Week 3 | May 20 – 24: Mental Health in the Outdoors: Discover the positive impacts of spending time outside and in nature.

Immersing yourself in the outdoors isn’t just a leisurely pastime; it’s an investment in mental wellbeing.

Featured resources:
Article: 5 Ways Being in Nature Supports Teen and Young Adult Mental Health
Podcast: Nature and the Brain
Video: The Health Benefits of Going Outside
Link to all resources: https://umdhu.crediblemind.com/lists/exploring-nature

Week 4 | May 27 – 31: Mental Health in the Workplace

From dealing with stress to finding that illusive work-life balance sweet spot, our mental wellbeing at work matters big time.

Featured resources:
Article: Why Mental Health Needs to be  Top Priority in the Workplace
Podcast: Mental Health Matters in the Workplace
Video: 4 Simple Ways to Prevent Your Burnout
Link to all resources: https://umdhu.crediblemind.com/lists/employee-mental-health



Close window