The world is in mourning after the tragic passing of media correspondent and former Miss USA Chelsie Kryst. Chelsie, 30, won the crown in 2019 and was also a host on "Extra". Police said Kryst jumped from a Manhattan apartment building and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning. Her family confirmed her death in a statement.
In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie. Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA, and as a host on EXTRA. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague – we know her impact will live on," her family said.
The alleged suicide of Chelsie Krsyt sparked a conversation about why we all need to check on our strong friends and make mental health and self-care a priority. There are 793,500 deaths a year and of that number 1.5% is from suicide. Rates of suicide are generally higher among men than among women, ranging from 1.5 times as much in the developing world to 3.5 times in the developed world.
There is no secret that after the pandemic many humans were forced to get in tune with how they were feeling mentally, physically, and emotionally. While some were able to pull themselves out of that dark hole, others were left with the task of fighting every day to find the positives in the world.
Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood and aging. Mental health is important because it can help cope with the stresses of life, be physically healthy, and have good relationships. Here are some tips to stay in a positive mental space:
Take care of your physical health
Develop coping skills
Connect with others
Self-care refers to anything you do to improve your well-being and happiness. This can include anything from regular exercise to the occasional bubble bath. Some forms of self-care are intuitively helpful for mental health. Exercise, eating well and sleeping well, all affect our physical health as well as giving us the energy to do what needs to be done every day. Here are some tips to help with self-care:
Do things you enjoy
B a pleasure connosieur
Create a home oasis
If you or a loved one are experiencing any suicidal thoughts please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 any time of day. The Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.