January is a mix of things to celebrate.
January is Mental Wellness Month, a perfect time to check in with ourselves and our loved ones to see how we are holding up emotionally and mentally. When we think of New Year’s resolutions, there is often an emphasis put on physical wellness, but our mental wellness is just as important and should be a priority in our lives. In this blog post, we will explore what mental wellness is and the practical ways to improve our mental wellness throughout the year.
What Is Mental Wellness?
Like physical health, our mental health is impacted by many external and internal factors in our lives. How we treat ourselves can directly affect whether our mental health is positive or not. Mental wellness is the ability to cope with life’s stressors while maintaining a good quality of life. It’s about building up the tools we need to find resilience when life feels depleting. Below are a few tips for practicing mental wellness in this year:
1. Practice Mindfulness
2. Practice Rest
3. Practice Gratitude
4. Practice Asking for Help
National Mentoring Month
"Passions to awaken. Dreams to achieve.
An endless sense of possibility every new year."
Each January, we come together as a community to ignite those passions and help turn those wildest dreams into reality with National Mentoring Month. By harnessing our collective voice, MENTOR advocates for mentorship, legislative priorities, and raises awareness for how one conversation, one experience, and one mentor can change a young person’s life.
Weeks to celebrate in January:
No Name Calling Week (Jan. 11- 21)
Days to celebrate in January:
Global Family Day (Jan. 1)
Human Trafficking Awareness Day (Jan. 11)
National Clean Off Your Desk Day (Jan. 10)
National Fun At Work Day (Jan. 28)
to apply to the Fresh Start Furniture Program TODAY!
If you do not have computer access, please call 443-519-2464 ext. 2
ALL FURNITURE REQUESTS ARE SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
If you need immediate help finding shelter or a place to eat, call 211.
Baltimore- Our Daily Bread Employment Center
725 Fallsway, Baltimore City
PG CO- Bethel House 301-372-1700 & Salvation Army of Prince George’s County Food Pantry 301-277-6103
AA CO- Anne Arundel County Food Access WARM Line 410- 222- 3663 &
Anne Arundel County Food Bank
120 Marbury Drive Crownsville, MD 21032
Harford CO- Breathe 379, 2124 Nuttal Ave. Edgewood. Groceries, prepared food, clothes.
& EPICENTER, EPICENTER at Edgewood, 1918 Pulaski Hwy, Edgewood. 443.981.3742.
Mental Health Assistance
National Alliance for Mental Illness
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 24/7: 1-800-273-8255
Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.
Call 24/7: 410-433-5175 if you or someone you know needs help with a mental health crisis
Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP)
201 N. Charles St., Suite 1104, Baltimore City
410-685-6589 / 800-773-4340
Provides free legal aid to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Maryland Legal Aid
500 E. Lexington St., Baltimore City
Provides a full range of free civil legal services to financially eligible individuals, with a focus on legal issues concerning elder rights, employment, family, public benefits, health care and housing
Assists prisoners, ex-prisoners and others in need become independent, responsible citizens through civil legal assistance and re-entry services
Baltimore- Alternative Directions
2505 N. Charles St., Baltimore City
PG CO- People Ready 5814 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, Maryland 20781 (301)277-2172
AA CO- AmeriCorps (800) 942-2677
Beans and Bread
402 South Bond St., Baltimore City
ID cards and birth certificates available on the first business day of the month to the first 5 to 10 people who arrive
435 East 25th St., Baltimore
Provides assistance with birth certificate and ID cards applications
ONE STOP CAREER CENTERS
Downtown One Stop Career Center
1100 North Eutaw St., Room 101, Baltimore City
Eastside One-Stop Career Center
3001 East Madison St., Baltimore City
Provides assistance with job search strategies, employment referrals and placement and other workforce services; offers access to copiers, faxes and phones
Northwest American Job Center (Re-entry Center)
Mondawmin Mall, Suite 302
2401 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
435 E. 25th St., Baltimore City
101 W. 23rd St., Baltimore City
2828 Loch Raven Rd., Baltimore City
Provides clothing, communication, laundry, food, recreation and showers
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