LYO Info

A Special "Thank you" to Mindy Koskela for her presentation on getting back to the basics on improving our mental health. The information was very informative and the interactive exercises to practice were very helpful. Thank you for bringing new light on this most important topic. All ages are able to benefit from this info.

Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

  • Breathe, breathing exercises 3x daily
  • Get a good night sleep
  • Eat whole foods, reduce sugar and processed foods
  • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water
  • Get moving, take a walk, stretch, yoga, any type of exercise
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Guided/Non-Guided Meditation and/Prayer
  • Visualization Techniques
  • Music-Stimulated Relaxation
  • Baths, Massages, Nature Time- Relaxation
  • Journal
  • Don’t believe everything you think
  • Remember, Emotions come and go, we experience them, we don’t become them.
  • Set boundaries
  • Have Fun, laugh
  • Actively Relax
  • Find the micro moments of happiness
  • Look for “what went well today”
  • Give thanks/Gratitude




Nature Sounds

There are multiple YouTube, Spotify and Pandora relaxation/meditation music stations


24 hour Hotline #’s

Local Mental Health and Substance Use Hotline #:  1-800-826-1306

Call or text 988

Crisis Text Line In Ohio: text 4hope to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-Talk(8255)



Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Northwestern Ohio Synod Stephen Ministries