By Olivia Lancaster
We hope you enjoyed Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month!
To celebrate, AALEAD attended the Asian Festival on Main in Virginia and were their official nonprofit partner this year! AALEAD received a donation of $3,500!
We also observed AALEAD’s 25th anniversary with a 25th Anniversary Gala. We were so happy to see everyone who could attend and loved celebrating with such an amazing group of people! Thank you to everyone who supported us throughout the event.
Since May is also Mental Health Awareness month, AALEAD also held an AAHI mental health event for youth and families. Mental health is defined as our emotional, social, and psychological well-being that affects how we think, feel, and act in our everyday lives. (SAMHSA) Maintaining our mental health is so important because a healthy mind is just as crucial to our lives as a healthy body is. Mental health allows people to cope with stress, sustain and develop good relationships, increase self-esteem, and more.
Sometimes, working on mental health can seem like a difficult task when life becomes busy and tiring. Here are some simple methods of practicing self-care to maintain mental health: