Courage to Connect

Mental Health Awareness 

May is national Mental Health Awareness month. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of available resources, and seek help from others when its needed.

Join us this May in raising awareness for mental health as we strive to break stigmas and build connections. Together, let’s promote education, support, and compassion, ensuring that mental well-being is a priority for all.

Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Regular Exercise

Physical exercise releases endorphins in your body, combatting symptoms of anxiety or depression, improving your overall mood.


Practicing mindfulness such as breathing exercises, meditation, or journaling can help with self awareness, emotional regulation, and inner peace.

Healthy Diet

Consuming a healthy, balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, protein, and whole grains supports overall brain function and mental health.

Social Connection

Cultivating supportive relationships with friends and family is vital for mental health. Regular social interactions provide emotional support, reduce feelings of loneliness, and foster a sense of belonging.

Quality Sleep

Aiming for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night helps to support cognitive function, emotional regulation, and overall resilience to stress.

Professional Help

Sometimes these issues cannot be solved internally. It’s okay to acknowledge that you may need to utilize outside help! Reaching out to a professional can help you get your mental health in check.

Mental Health Awareness Month Proclamation


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Finding the courage to speak up sometimes means asking for help during the process. Often, when we share our stories, we realize we have feelings to address or need additional resources as part of our continued healing. Ignite Idaho Family Resource Center is here for you, every step of the way, with the resources you need to heal and thrive.

Learn more at (208) 994-5537 or

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The Youth Advocacy Coalition (YAC) promotes wellness and healthy lifestyles in youth and their families by providing education, resources, and meaningful opportunities for social connectedness. We harness the energy of our entire community to create an environment where youth can thrive.

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This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,000,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources.