Mental Health Support: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Teams Up With ‘Calm’
India-West Staff Reporter
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Calm and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy are teaming up to help ease end-of-year stress for Americans across the country. As part of the campaign, Murthy has released “Mindfulness Tools,” a mindfulness content series with Calm designed to offer mental health support.
The content series – available for free on YouTube and Calm – includes five sessions to support people through real-life experiences and emotions. Themes include easing holiday stress, combating loneliness, navigating hectic days, and dealing with uncertainty, change and negativity in the world, press release said.
“Access to mental health support is vital to our overall well-being,” said Murthy in a statement. “During my travels across the country as Surgeon General, I’ve heard firsthand about the mental health struggles and loneliness that people are facing. While the pandemic brought the issues of stress, anxiety, and loneliness to the forefront, these struggles existed long before COVID-19. Easy-to-use mental health tools and practices can help families address stress and strengthen one of the most powerful sources of healing – our relationships with one another.”
While three in five Americans say the holidays impact their mental health, it’s not the only driver of stress for people across the country. Last month, Murthy released the Surgeon General’s Framework for Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace, helping organizations rethink how they foster a deeper sense of connection, support employee growth, and more.
The campaign is the latest from Calm to facilitate access to mental health resources among Americans.