As a life coach and therapist, I’ve seen time and time again how crucial it is to prioritize our mental health. It’s something that many of us take for granted, but the truth is, without good mental health, everything else in our lives can suffer. That’s why I’m passionate about Mental Health Awareness Month, which occurs every May. It’s a time to bring attention to the importance of mental health and encourage people to take steps to improve their mental and emotional well-being.

The origins of Mental Health Awareness Month date back to 1949, when Mental Health America established it to raise awareness of mental health issues and promote good mental health practices. Today, prioritizing our mental health is more important than ever, given the daily challenges, including stress, anxiety, and depression.

So, how can we invest in our mental health? There are many ways, and the good news is that plenty of tools and resources are available to us. As a life coach and therapist, I often encourage my clients to work with me to develop a customized plan that fits their specific needs and goals. This can include everything from regular therapy sessions to self-care practices like journaling, EFT tapping, and breathwork.

Working with a life coach or therapist can be a game-changer in improving your mental health. It provides a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings and to develop strategies for managing stress and anxiety. A coach or therapist can also provide valuable guidance and support as you navigate life’s ups and downs.

Self-care practices like journaling, EFT tapping, and breathwork can also be incredibly powerful tools for improving mental health. Journaling, for example, can help you process your thoughts and feelings and gain clarity on your goals and priorities. EFT tapping is a technique that involves tapping on specific points on the body while focusing on a particular issue or emotion and can help reduce stress and anxiety. And breathwork, which involves intentional breathing exercises, can be a great way to calm the mind and reduce stress.

Ultimately, the key to investing in your mental health is prioritizing it. This means making time and effort each day to care for your mental and emotional well-being. Whether that means working with a coach or therapist, practicing self-care techniques, or simply relaxing and unwinding, it is essential to be intentional about your mental health and prioritize it in your daily life.

So, I invite you to take a step towards investing in your mental health today. Whether that means reaching out to a coach or therapist, trying out a new self-care practice, or simply taking time to relax and recharge, remember that your mental health is worth the investment. By prioritizing your mental health, you’ll be better equipped to handle whatever life throws your way and be on your way to living your best life. If you would like support, I welcome you to schedule a connection call with me.


Melanie Shmois

Melanie Shmois - Transformational Life Coach
Melanie Shmois, MSSA, LISW-S

Melanie Shmois, MSSA, LISW-S, is a licensed social worker, holding a Master’s Degree (MSSA) from Case Western Reserve University and a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. After spending 2 decades helping others achieve their mental and personal goals, Melanie worked with Master Coach Instructor, Brooke Castillo, and became a certified Life and Weight Coach through the Life Coach School.


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