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April 29, 2024

Newsletter May 2024

Hey mental warriors!🌷 Feeling like you're drowning in a sea of people, yet utterly alone? Yeah, us too (sometimes!). Mental health isn't just about feeling "crazy" - it's about feeling isolated, misunderstood, and even unseen.

It’s OKAY to NOT be OKAY Sometimes 🥺

Hey mental warriors!🌷

Feeling like you're drowning in a sea of people, yet utterly alone?

Yeah, us too (sometimes!).

Mental health isn't just about feeling "crazy" - it's about feeling isolated, misunderstood, and even unseen. 

This May, at MentalHappy, we're tackling the big, bad monster of loneliness.

But wait! ✋ 

Before you click away feeling defeated, hear us out.

Loneliness doesn't have to win!


We'll share powerful strategies to help you:

🎭Shatter the "I'm Fine" Illusion:

We know that smile doesn't always reach your eyes. Let's drop the mask and build genuine connections. 

🔄Redefine Solitude:

It’s okay to want company and equally okay to enjoy your own. We'll show you how to find the sweet spot.

💡Ignite Your Inner Spark:

Feeling alone? Remember, this community is your squad, and within you lies untapped resilience and light—ready to shine. 

This May, it's time to thrive, NOT just survive!

Stay Tuned & Stay Inspired

Together, we rise. Together, we conquer. Let's make May truly memorable! 💪


💖Healing Hearts | 3 Stories

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. Read the stories…

1. The Hidden Smile of Success

Mark Duplass, a filmmaker and actor, openly shared his lifelong battle with anxiety and depression. Despite a successful career and public smiles, Duplass revealed the real emotions hiding behind his expressions through social media. By sharing his struggles and the coping tools he uses, such as music and exercise, he not only found personal solace but also offered hope to others. His honesty brought widespread support, showing the power of vulnerability in breaking the stigma around mental health. [Source]

Lesson # 1: Don't be afraid to show your true self. Vulnerability can foster connection and understanding.

2. Connecting Through Loneliness

Libby, a companionship carer, witnessed and experienced deep loneliness, especially during the pandemic. Despite challenges from past traumatic events, she maintained her connections. By engaging in simple activities like puzzles and discussions about daily shows, she found strength. Keeping a positive mindset and staying proactive in nurturing relationships supported not only others but fortified her own mental health. [Source]

Lesson # 2: Small interactions can have significant impacts on mental well-being.

3. Resilience in the Shadows

After thriving through high school and medical school, a young doctor faced an unexpected challenge during residency. Just six weeks in, simple tasks became monumental struggles. Efficiency and sharp memory gave way to confusion and constant delays. Eventually diagnosed with depression, the doctor felt isolated and ashamed, fearing judgment from peers who might view the condition as a character flaw. Through the support of Physician Health Services and understanding from fellow physicians, the doctor found solace and strength, overcoming not only depression but later, colon cancer, with a newfound resilience. [Source]

Lesson # 3: Support systems can transform personal battles into paths of recovery.


🎬 Life is Your Story to Tell

Stuck in a rut?

We've got creative sparks to rekindle your passions.

Anxious about what lies ahead?

Discover strategies to navigate life's uncertainties with confidence.

Let’s embrace life's endless possibilities, no matter your current chapter.🌼

Don't Miss Our IG Live with Dr. Pritika on Tuesdays at 7 pm EST

where she'll answer all your burning questions about thriving mentally at every chapter of life.

Follow us on IG @LiveMetnalHappy, NOW!


😎School of Happiness | Live in the Moment

Ever feel like you're sleepwalking through life?

Yeah, us too.

Between the constant texts, social media notifications, and the pressure to plan for the future, staying present can feel like a superpower reserved for yogis and monks. 

But guess what?

Being present is a skill ANYONE can learn, and it's the key to unlocking a happier, more fulfilling life! 

Forget memorizing quadratic equations (seriously, who uses that?), this month's School of Happiness is all about mastering the art of living in the NOW.

Ready to ditch the autopilot mode?

Here's your Present Power 101:

👇Mindful Breathing

Slow, deep breathing is important… Pause and take a deep breath. Let it ground you.

👇Engage Your Senses

Right now, notice 5 things you can see, 4 you can touch, 3 you can hear, 2 you can smell, and 1 you can taste. It’s a quick, effective way to snap back to reality.


Multitasking is out. Focus on doing one thing at a time. Eat when you eat. Listen when you listen. It sharpens your focus and enriches your experiences.

👇Remember This

Change how you see things, and the things you see will change. Adopt this view, and watch your life transform one moment at a time.


🎁Your Monthly Gift

Remember that voice in your head?

The one whispering doubts or throwing shade at your dreams?

Yeah, that's your inner critic.

To grow yourself start from knowing yourself.

As knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom, which is the ending of fear.

This month, we're all about silencing the negativity and mastering the art of positive self-talk.

Don't wait!

Download FREE Self-Talk Handout

And unlock the power of positive self-talk.

Remember, mental warriors, you are capable of amazing things.

Start believing it, and watch your world change!


📅 Upcoming Group Sessions

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all. Approximately 792 million people worldwide have some form of mental disorder.

Whether you're managing anxiety, navigating life crises, healing from past hurts, setting boundaries, or embracing your introverted nature, our sessions offer a nurturing environment for growth and healing.

👉Don’t Let Anxiety Be Your Co-pilot👈

May 8th | 7.30 pm EST

👉Crisis Crossroads: Choosing the Path to Recovery👈

May 22nd | 7.30 pm EST

👉Your Roadmap to Healing and Moving On👈

May 14th | 7.30 pm EST

👉Beach Blankets & Boundary Battles👈

May 21st| 7.30 pm EST

👉Embracing Introversion and Crushing Imposter Syndrome👈

May 28th | 7.30 pm EST

Mark your Calendar TODAY

And Share it With Your Friends.

🌞Latest Blog | Smile, Life is Too Short

Life's a wave, a constant flow,

Ups and downs, we all must know.

Click here to learn how grace to find,

Through every twist, leave worries behind!


Read Blog Here



🙋Test Your Brain | May's Teaser Fun

1) May is associated with which national holiday in the USA?

a) Thanksgiving

b) Memorial Day

c) Independence Day

d) Labor Day

2) What color flowers are traditionally associated with May in the USA?

a) Red

b) Yellow

c) Pink

d) Purple

3) What famous American poet is often associated with the month of May due to his birthday?

a) Edgar Allan Poe

b) Robert Frost

c) Walt Whitman

d) Sylvia Plath

4) The goal of Mental Health Awareness Month is to:

a) Raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health

b) Promote healthy eating habits

c) Celebrate advances in physical medicine

d) Encourage outdoor activities

5) What is the traditional flower associated with the month of May in the USA?

a) Rose

b) Lily of the Valley 

c) Daisy

d) Sunflower

Answer 1: b) Memorial Day

Answer 2: c) Pink

Answer 3: c) Walt Whitman

Answer 4: c) Raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health

Answer 5: b) Lily of the Valley

🥀Arise, Because Your Mental Health Matters

Life throws curveballs, that's a fact!

Sometimes it feels like the storm will never pass, but remember:

The sun is alone too, but it still shines!

You are strong and capable.

And, growth is usually messy, but it's a sign you're moving forward.

Be afraid, but do it anyway!

Your soul always knows how to heal itself; the challenge is to silence the mind.

Because when you allow yourself to shine, you light the way not just for yourself, but for others too.

So, keep going, keep growing.

How We Can Help You?

Anytime you’re ready, here are a few ways we can help you:

  1. 🕵️‍♀️Discover group support to feel more supported and less alone. Safe spaces led by wellness experts. Join for Free.
  2. 🎥From quick walkthroughs to coping with mental health challenges, Our YouTube channel has got you covered (While you're there, could you hit subscribe, please).

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With all our Support,❤️

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