Mental Health

We All Have Mental Health

Learn about how to care for yourself and others with the Y

Mental Health is how we think, feel and act.

There are many things we can do to take care of our mental health. In fact, the Y is medicine! Let us help you find your Y prescription.

Did you know the Y is Medicine?

At the Y, we focus on healthy living in mind, body and spirit, which includes mental health. So what is mental health?

Mental health is how we THINK – FEEL – ACT.

In other words, how we are! What can the Y do to help your mental health?

  • Every time you work out, your body releases chemicals that help increase happiness and reduce stress.
  • Every time you get to know someone at the Y, you are boosting your sense of connection.
  • Giving back to the community increases a sense of purpose.
  • And so much more!


A video series and skills sheets (printouts) on building resilience. Bite-sized 3-4 minute long videos.

Welcome to “Steady Heads Open Hearts” – a YouTube channel of Mental Health and Mindfulness resources for you.

Mindfull Minutes

A collection of weekly 1-2 minute videos to help you practice your mindfulness throughout your day.

Mindfulness Series

Each video is between 5-10 minutes long and offers instruction on mindfulness and a practice anchored in the 5 senses.

know the five signs

We all experience stress. Sometimes we are able to cope with our stress pretty well, and sometimes we could all use a little help.

There is an abundance of resources, tools and support that can help ease our stress and struggles. Learn about the five signs of suffering so you can help someone you know – or even yourself – to get help.

Help is Available

ASK FOR HELP when you need it, which is when you are doing something or have a circumstance that exceeds your knowledge or your emotional bandwidth, or if you are in crisis.

We are here for you mood, body & spirit!

content on this page and links within; courtesy of the LaCrosse Area Family YMCA

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