October is Depression Awareness Month.
We are sponsoring a Hug Campaign, hosted by Just Us 4 Youth, to bring awareness to depression and suicide. “Individuals are challenged to give 12 hugs in a day, starting on October 7. The hashtags we are using will be #JU4YHugWeek #JU4YHugDay #DepressionAwareness #HugChallenge, and if you tag #kindnessPomona we’ll re-share your post.
Why hugs? Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger. Hugs strengthen the immune system. And lastly, hugs boost self-esteem while it relaxes muscles.”