Mental Health Awareness Month: Focusing on Wellbeing

Affirmations, Self-Care and Destigmatizing Mental Health: Insights from Cheryl Polote Williamson and Kim Roxie

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s crucial to prioritize our mental well-being. According to the CDC, several factors can impact our mental health, including childhood trauma, genetics, and feelings of loneliness or isolation. Moreover, women are more likely to experience major depression compared to men, as stated by John Hopkins.

In a recent segment on CBS Texas, Nicole Baker interviewed Cheryl Polote Williamson, author of the book Affirmed, and Kim Roxie, founder of the cosmetic company Lamik Beauty. Both guests shared their experiences and insights on mental health.

Cheryl Polote Williamson emphasized the importance of affirmations and positive self-talk in maintaining good mental health. She stressed that addressing childhood traumas and working through past issues were critical for achieving mental wellness. Kim Roxie discussed the significance of self-care and self-love in promoting mental well-being, highlighting the importance of taking care of oneself both inside and out.

Overall, the discussion shed light on various factors that contribute to mental health and the importance of raising awareness and destigmatizing mental health issues. By having open and honest conversations about mental health, we can create a more supportive and understanding environment for those who may be struggling.

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