A recent survey of over 2,000 adults found that “Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been in 50 years.” When compared to previous results, more individuals reported being lonely and more parents stated they did not have high hopes for their children’s futures.
Unfortunately, this is not surprising based on the recent statistics on the current state of mental health since the crisis. With over 45% of Americans feeling that their mental health is impacted and an increase in the use of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications, it makes sense more people are struggling with getting through the day with cheer.
Thankfully, there is a bright side
Another survey indicated that more people are paying attention to their mental health and self-care . Many are also more aware that prejudice is still rampant, and there is a movement to address the disparities in our world that we have been complacently accepting. (source)
Right now, more than ever, America needs a call for happiness.
One of my favorite tools to assist with mind-shift is essential oils.
I know, they aren’t the sole solution to America’s unhappiness problem!
In part I of this series on summer essential oils, I presented three of my favorite essential oil blends to support moving through this trying time and being more joyful, abundant, and hopeful. You can read it here.
In my latest blog, part II, I continue with some other favorites to optimize more fun in the sunshine months.
Click here to read it.
If you are in need of additional support for your mental state, please take advantage of the hotlines and free services available at this time. Not everyone has the same advantages and privileges so resources and support will look different for each individual.
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Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.