Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Tuesday, readers!

What? Tuesday?

That’s right, you officially have about 48 hours until Valentine’s Day.

(Cue dramatic drum roll.)

Now, I know some of you don’t care for Valentine’s Day.

It was created by Hallmark! There’s too much pressure! Why should we spend just one day showing each other how we feel?!

Fine. I agree with all that most of the time, too.

However, for those of you who do celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’d like to veer off the celebrity-inspired road for just a second to tell you about how you can combine Valentine’s Day and mental health this year.

The good folks over at Mental Health America have teamed up with Gift Cards for a Cause this year to help you both find the perfect valentine for your sweetie and donate to mental health.

The Gift Cards for a Cause website explains how it works (which is super simple), but basically all you do is visit Gift Cards for a Cause, choose the gift card you want, and then choose where to send your donation.

(In this case, Mental Health America!)

If you’re not sure what kind of gift card(s) to get, consider these ideas:

  • Sometimes a person just needs a knock at the door with a surprise on the other side to brighten her day. Try a classic flower delivery from 1800Flowers.com.
  • Give someone the gift of a spa treatment from SpaFinder, or help them create their own tranquil spa environment with a Bath & Body Works gift card.
  • Books, movies, and movies are great ways to de-stress, escape for a bit, and even deal with emotions like depression, sadness, and anger. Try gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iTunes.
  • Maybe physical health is how your significant other, friend, or family member maintains mental wellness. Check out the gift cards available from GNC, Walgreens, CVS, Footlocker, and Nike.
  • Let’s get away from it all! Gift cards from American Airlines, Bed&Breakfast.com, Celebrity Cruise, Budget, and Marriott Hotels & Resorts can help make that happen.

Happy Valentine’s Day!



View Comments / Leave a Comment

This post currently has 0 comments.
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.


    Last reviewed: 12 Feb 2013

APA Reference
Sparks, A. (2013). Give the Gift of Mental Health This Valentine’s Day!. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 1, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2013/02/give-the-gift-of-mental-health-this-valentines-day/



Subscribe to this Blog: Feed

Recent Comments
  • Jesse Cooper: This shows that even celebrities are human. Cant wait to catch him on Amazing Race.
  • Jeanne Croteau: John, Thank you for the warm welcome! I’m sorry I didn’t reply sooner but I’ve...
  • John D. Moore: Jeanne, Loved this post (I dig John Mayer too). I was unaware of his personal story. Interesting! As a...
  • oldblackdog: I can understand wanting to hide, if that is your personality, but am not so sure that wearing all black...
  • American Beverage Association: Quite frankly, soft drinks, which are available in a wide variety of sizes and calorie...
Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code

Users Online: 12240
Join Us Now!