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A Week to Change Direction 2020

By April 20, 2020February 1st, 2022Events

Join Us For A Week to Change Direction!

We want to personally invite you to participate in this year’s A Week to Change Direction. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a virtual event, and you can participate from the safety of your own home.  It will take place during one week of Mental Health Awareness Month, May 9th-17th.

What is A Week to Change Direction?
A Week to Change Direction is a virtual event where we are asking you to flood social media by sharing how you are taking care of your emotional well-being by creating and maintaining Healthy Habits.  Share what you are doing for yourself and for your loved ones, coworkers, neighbors and communities to protect and encourage everyone’s emotional wellness during this terrible worldwide pandemic.

For example, you could post a ‘Healthy Habit’ photo or video on social media anytime from May 9-17 and use the hashtag #ChangeDirection.  You could sing, dance, post photos or share your own specific tips for maintaining your emotional balance during this time.  The goal is to encourage everyone to stay emotionally healthy and to share the Healthy Habits of Emotional Well-being widely, especially during this time when all of us are struggling with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Last year 42 countries participated the Week to Change Direction by painting kindness rocks and leaving them around their neighborhoods, sharing the Healthy Habits posters on social media, posting videos of their workout routines, posting a photo of how they choose to relax, as well as sharing engaging or inspirational books.  This is something that you can do from your home or in your backyard.  We are all living through a time when positive and uplifting messages of emotional health and wellness will encourage many who are in pain.

Please share what you plan to do for A Week to Change Direction and let’s stay healthy together.  If you need some ideas, we will be emailing you soon with more information.

P.S. If you have not seen our Coronavirus tools, check them out here.


Together we can #ChangeDirection,

Randy Phelps, Ph.D.
CEO, Give an Hour
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