NEIGHBORHOOD BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM

Mental Health Corner

HOW LAUGHTER CAN INCREASE POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH:

  • Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol.
  • Laughter provides a physical and emotional release.
  • Laughter connects us with others.
  • Laughter is contagious.
  • If you bring more laughter into your life, you can most likely help others around you to laugh more too!
  • Laughter promotes increased positive mental health through the release of stress and tension.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROMOTE LAUGHTER:

  • Watch T.V. and Movies: Watching funny movies and television shows is an easy way to get laughter into your life whenyou need it.
  • Laugh with Friends: Have friends over for a party or game night. It is a great way to bring out laughter and other good feelings.
  • Find Humor In Your Life: Instead of complaining about life’s frustrations, try to laugh about them.

Contact: NaKaisha Tolbert-Banks, Program Manager for additional information regarding the Neighborhood Based Program. ntbanks@intecare.org