MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS & ASSISTANCE
OUR MENTAL HEALTH
IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AND NORMAL
AS OUR PHYSICAL HEALTH
Our Mental Health Awareness & Assistance initiative is driven to bring comfort, acceptance, and friendship to everyone. We want to break the stigma. We are not professional therapists. We are not psychologists or psychiatrists. We are a group of people who sincerely care about helping everyone who feels the many feelings of mental health issues. We all have them. We all feel it at one point or another. We all have struggles and need help. What is important is we do something to help each other. That is what we are hoping to do through our programs. Everyone is different. Everyone responds differently to help. Whether it is talking, music, dancing, art, crying, reading, writing, nature... whatever your "medicine" is through our programs we are here for each of you. There is no age or gender or race that mental health does not impact. We are here for you, no judgment, no expectations, no questions... just acceptance and love.
(We use sources from mentalhealth.gov; world health organization; national alliance on mental illness; substance abuse and mental health service administration)
What if we looked past our fear of mental health and talk about it in a constructive way?
What if we used empowering words and healthy images?
Maybe then more of us will feel comfortable telling others how we are truly feeling or having a hard time.
What if we helped people feel supported? Maybe more people will get the help they need.
Let's be honest, each of us has the power to change our culture.
What if we treated mental health the same as we treat physical health? Wouldn't that be wonderful if we no longer separated them and just treat our overall health?
What exactly is Mental Health?
Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
It affects how we think, feel, and act.
It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health challenges, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected.
Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
Family history of mental health problems
Positive mental health allows people to:
Realize their full potential
Cope with the stresses of life
Make meaningful contributions to their communities
Ways to maintain positive mental health include:
Getting professional help if you need it
Connecting with others
Getting physically active
Getting enough sleep
Developing coping skills
What do Buddy Blankets & Bears offer?
We believe we all handle our mental health differently. We are individuals and what works for one may not work for another. This is why we have different suggestions and tools to offer for help with your working through, accepting and understanding your own mental health.
Below are a few examples of what we offer. We do our best to meet individual needs based on your requests and the information you provide to us within the age group the Warrior is in.
(these are just a few of the most requested)
Books (we use all books in these series) (these are some in the most requested books we receive. We have others according to age groups)
Art & Creativity Kits
We send a variety of art items according to age.
Art Supply Bags
Daily Journaling Books
Many More Items
We offer musical items for children
The blankets we send are based on your requests.
We have all sizes, colors, prints, material and even weights.
Many of our warriors find having the security of a blanket they can use for comfort, whether you are crying, scared, anxious or just need extra love, makes a big difference with helping them cope and get through.
Stuffed Animals or Fuzzy Pillows
Our most requested items! Everyone loves to have that huggable item by their side regardless of age or gender. Believe it or not, we send out approximately 10,000+ a year around the world! We have all kinds of stuffed animals and huggable pillows and again, it is based on what you request, we do everything we can to meet your needs.
Sample blanket, fuzzy huggable pillow, inspirational book, tea cups.