Puzzle #11 – On a Very Special Crossword... (Mental Health Month puzzle)

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difficulty: 3/5

May is Mental Health Month! It's not only a time to recognize the 1 in 5 Americans who suffer from mental illness, but also a time to acknowledge the mental health that 100% of people share and often take for granted. Take some time to address mental illness in your community, your loved ones, and yourself, or start taking steps to think about your own mental hygiene, if you aren't already. 

If you have the means, you can also help out by donating to Mental Health AmericaThe Trevor Project, or any other charity that supports people and communities particularly at risk. The above are simply two of my favorite, but please decide for yourself!

And if you're going out of your way to do crosswords like this in your spare time, I'm going to assume that you're already well on your way to having a good mental hygiene routine! I tried to inject a lot of good vibes into this puzzle, both in the form of touchy-feely sappiness as well as dopey not-taking-itself-too-seriously humor (both of which are extremely effective tools when fighting my own demons, personally). I hope you enjoy!

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