Finding inspiration during Mental Health Awareness Month

Key takeaways:

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and fight the stigma surrounding mental health conditions.
  • If you’re not feeling 100% yourself yet, you’re not alone.
  • Checking in with your emotions regularly and developing a self-care routine can help you overcome stress and challenges.


You’ve probably been thinking a lot about your mental health over the last year. Can anyone blame you? It’s been a roller coaster of fear, anxiety, sadness and frustration for all of us. Thankfully, our roller coaster car seems to be pulling into the station and we can see a light at the end of the tunnel.

But even though this emotional ride seems to be slowing down, you may still have some anxiety and uncertainty as we transition into a new phase of the pandemic. If you’re not feeling 100% yourself yet, you’re not alone.

As we mark Mental Health Awareness Month this May, it’s a great time to check in with how you’re feeling. Are there changes you can make to your self-care routine to help your mental well-being? Or would it help to talk to a professional about your emotions and concerns?

Whatever your next steps are, it couldn’t hurt to have some positive energy in your corner. We’ve put together a few quotes below that we hope will provide some inspiration as you continue to cope with the mental health challenges of this pandemic.

Find a doctor

Our behavioral health experts offer virtual and in-person consultations to bring you convenient, confidential mental healthcare options. With Swedish Virtual Care, you can access a full range of healthcare services. If you need to find a doctor, you can use our provider directory.

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

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