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Challenges between May 1st and July 31st
What is the Brighter Challenge?
The Brighter Days Challenge is a 30-day challenge designed to inspire you to take simple daily steps to improve your mental health and well-being. The challenge is brought to you by GeneSight. Together we are committed to creating a world where everyone can get the mental health care they need to thrive.
Research shows that even the tiniest positive actions, like expressing gratitude or going for a walk make a difference in the lives of people who are struggling with their mental health. We hope that this challenge will offer a little support and sunshine for those who need it most, as well as for anyone who supports the cause.
How do I see the day’s challenge?
Check your inbox! Once you sign up, a challenge will be sent to you via email every day for 30 days.
I can’t find my email with the day’s challenge — what do I do?
First, take a deep breath. We’ve got you. 🙂 Please check your Spam, Junk and/or Promotions folder and see if you find it there. If not, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will resend the challenge to you.
I accidentally deleted the email with the day’s challenge — can I get the email again?
Do I have to do a challenge every day?
Nope, that’s not mandatory. Once you sign up for the Brighter Days Challenge, we’ll send you a new challenge each day for 30 days, but feel free to go at your own pace. Please do remember to tick the Mission Accomplished box when you complete each action so that you’re eligible for a Brighter Days Ahead Completion Certificate once you finish them all.
How long do I have to complete all 30 challenges?
You’ll have between May 1st and July 31st, 2023 to complete the challenges. Anyone who completes the challenges by July 31st will receive a Completion Certificate.
What happens when I finish all challenges?
We hope you’ll feel more joyful and energized, and have creative tools to help lift your spirits whenever you feel the need. AND you’ll receive a shiny new Brighter Days Ahead Completion Certificate too. Just remember to tick the Mission Accomplished box when you complete each challenge to qualify.
I no longer want to receive the Brighter Days Challenge emails – how do I stop getting them?
Open one of the Brighter Days emails you’ve previously received, scroll down to the button and click on the “Unsubscribe” link. This will take you to a web page with your email address and an “Unsubscribe” button. Click on the button and you’ll stop receiving all Brighter Days emails.
I want to change the email address where I receive the challenges – how do I do that?
How can I share my posts about Brighter Days with a bigger audience?
Mental health is one of our greatest assets. It helps enhance our self esteem, focus on priorities, overcome obstacles, improve relationships—and get well and stay well. And yet, nearly half of all Americans will experience some kind of mental health challenge in their lifetime. Fortunately, help is available almost everywhere. Below are some resources to help you along your mental health journey.
What are the signs of depression?
There are many, but common signs of depression are lack of motivation, interest, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. If you’re interested in taking a free confidential depression test from Mental Health America, please visit https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/. This link also offers confidential testing for other mental health related conditions.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Common anxiety symptoms are feeling nervous/restless, increased worry, and trouble concentrating on anything but the current worry. If you want to take a free confidential anxiety test from Mental Health America, please visit https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/. This link also offers confidential testing for other mental health related conditions.
I’m having a mental health crisis right now. What should I do?
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health and may be feeling suicidal, please call 988 to speak with someone immediately.
How can I get involved in advocating for positive mental health policy?
My mental health meds aren’t working. Now what?
If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health condition that requires medication, it can be challenging to find the right one. The trial and error process is both frustrating and all-too-common: fewer than 40% of patients with depression achieved remission using their first prescribed medication. Start by finding a treatment team that you trust, and consider genetic testing.
Why should I consider pharmacogenomic testing?
Medications work differently for different people, and your genes may affect how your body metabolizes or responds to certain medications. Taking a pharmacogenomic test (aka genetic test) like GeneSight may reveal which medications to treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health conditions may require dose adjustments, be less likely to work, or have an increased risk of side effects based on your genetic makeup. It’s information that may shorten your road back to wellness and help get you feeling like yourself again. Learn more at GeneSight.com.
We know you care about mental health as much as we do. Show your support by joining us May 1st through July 31st.
If you’re doing this challenge in support of someone else, we also invite you to check out How Depression Feels and experience some of the challenges people with depression commonly face.
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