Perform Random Acts of Kindness and Improve Your Mental Health!
From February 16–24 the Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) is promoting a Random Acts of Kindness campaign (#AUKindness). Pick up a Random Acts of Kindness card from the CTC (or print the attached) and perform the suggested acts of kindness. You could also be rewarded with cool prizes for being kind!
Let's be intentionally kind to each other from February 16–24, then make kindness a lifestyle here at AU! #AUKindness
Kindness and Mental Health
Kindness promotes empathy and compassion. Kindness can increase one’s will to live (especially for people who feel isolated or depressed). Kindness helps increase a sense of community and belonging; reduce stress; boost immune system; reduce anger; depression; and anxiety.
Source: Sreenivasan, S., & Weinberger, L.E. (2017). Why random acts of kindness matter to your well-being. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-nourishment/201711/why-random-acts-kindness-matter-your-well-being.
“Be Kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”