Open Cafe Rzeszow: Mental Health Awareness Day

According to Mental Health of America, in 2018, 1 out of 5 adults have a mental health condition. In this day and age, youth mental health is worsening at a rate that has never been seen before. In the spirit of World’s Mental Health day, on 9th October, we took a step back from our busy daily life and focused on our mental wellness.

The session focused mainly on different methods and exercises to help controlling their physical body and then transcended to their mental state. The participants were asked to actively control their breaths and reimagined about experiences that made them felt uncomfortable. Once finished, each of them shared about these experiences with the group.

With a short break a quick energizer to elevate their neurons’ activities, we dived deep into thoughts and memories that could potentially improve the participants mental health conditions. After spending a short time recalling their experiences, participants were allowed to share with the rest of the group about activities, habits or methods that they often use or had heard about in order to improve their mental health conditions.

The session wrapped up with a small suggestion from our hosts on tips or useful researches that related to mental health and how we can tackle it in a day to day basis.