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How Can My Brand Support Mental Health Awareness?

05/03/2023 #health_wellness

Many people struggle each day with the quality of their mental health, including your coworkers, colleagues, and customers. Disorders like anxiety and depression are much more common than people may think, with nearly 50 million adults in the United States are experiencing at least one mental illness.

Promoting mental health awareness through meaningful conversations and company communications are great first steps in showing support, but if you’re looking to add a more personal touch, purchasing the right custom products could help spread the word while showing customers and employees that you care.

Mental Health Awareness Colors

When thinking about placing an order for stress balls, diffusers, or another wellness item of your choice, choosing colors associated with mental health awareness can help spread the word as well.

What Color Represents Anxiety Awareness?

Anxiety awareness is typically represented with a teal ribbon, which is also the color used to raise awareness for ovarian cancer, food allergies and Tourettes Syndrome among others. The color teal is known for its calming and therapeutic properties, often evoking feelings of relaxation and peace. This makes it an ideal color for promoting anxiety awareness, as it’s meant to soothe the symptoms of stress.

What are Depression Awareness Colors?

Depression awareness is marked by a lime green ribbon. Lime green is a bright, energizing color that can lift you up while you’re feeling down. It also symbolizes growth and new beginnings, which can be reassuring during tough times. This color is typically seen throughout the month of October, as it is Depression Awareness Month – keep this in mind as you think about ordering promotional products for the fall.

Mental Health Awareness Products

What Are Some Objects That Help Support Mental Health?

Custom health and wellness products are a thoughtful way to start conversations around mental health while showing your customers and employees that you care. Additionally, these products are an ideal promotional product for companies in the healthcare or fitness industry, especially if your company frequently attends conferences or expos.

While proper medical care and a strong support system are most important for mental health, a few minutes of use for some wellness products can boost your customer’s mood, relieve a bit of stress, and promote a healthy lifestyle all while building up your brand community.<

Custom Stress Balls

Stress is something everyone experiences, but too much of it can cause physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive issues, and sleep problems. It can also worsen your mental health, leading to increased anxiety and depression.

Squeezing a stress ball helps your body release tension in the moment, relaxing the muscles you may unconsciously be clenching. Stress balls have also been proven to increase concentration, improve circulation, and alleviate pain associated with arthritis. Whether your audience is managing physical or mental stress symptoms, branded stress balls are easy promotional products for encouraging overall wellness.

Custom Pop-Its

From clicking pens to spinning toys, fidget toys are one of the most common ways people keep themselves busy for long periods of time. The hot new toy of choice was fidget spinners for a short while, but currently Pop-Its are the newest product helping both adults and children reduce stress and anxiety.

What are Pop-Its?

Pop-Its are a sheet of silicone with little half spheres that you can “pop” in, functioning like bubble wrap on the go. Although too new to have official studies done, these types of toys have been offered to children for therapeutic purposes for some time, with many believing fidget toys bear the same anxiety-reducing benefits as stress balls.

Customizing Pop-Its for giveaways and events ensures your brand reaches a wider audience, especially if kids bring them to the playground or extracurriculars.

Journals and Notebooks

Beyond the mental health benefits they provide, journals are widely used both in the office and on the go, making them an ideal product to personalize with your logo.


Natural remedies, such as essential oils, are becoming increasingly popular in people’s health and wellness routines. For centuries, people have been using aromatherapy to relieve physical ailments such as headaches and sore throats, as well as mental conditions like anxiety, insomnia and depression.

By using just a few drops of their favorite essential oil in a branded diffuser, your customers can partake in this wellness trend, too.

Speakers and Headphones

Although too much technology can contribute to anxiety, speakers and headphones can help you tune out the stress of the world. In fact, research shows that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory. In addition to music, speakers and headphones can be used to listen to guided meditations and other virtual wellness activities.

Distributing speakers or headphones marked with your logo helps your audience associate your company with their wellness habits, plus spreads brand awareness when those promotional products are used on the go.