Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

National Geographic launches Take Your Time campaign for mental health awareness

A man sits against a wall, closes his eyes, and relaxes.
For 10 minutes every day, entrepreneur Brian Mazza meditates at his home in Pelham Manor, New York, wearing a device called Muse 2, a headband that produces sounds and provides feedback based on measurements of electrical activity inside the brain. These sounds are supposed to assist the user in focusing the mind. Brian Finke / National Geographic

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, National Geographic announced Take Your Time, a campaign that encourages audiences to slow down and find time for themselves. The Take Your Time campaign will span National Geographic’s platforms, including its magazine, digital, and social media accounts.

The highlight of the Take Your Time campaign is National Geographic’s June magazine cover story about the rise of stress and its often-acute physical, mental, and emotional impacts. will feature various ways audiences can learn about chronic stress. Users can quiz themselves about the differences between acute and chronic stress and when to contact a doctor. Discover the science of urgency culture and burnout and how they will affect one’s organs. Additional educational resources include stress-reducing productivity tips from bestselling Slow Productivity author Cal Newport, meditation, sound therapy, ASMR, and “brain on nature.”

“In our ‘always-on’ world, people are more stressed than ever, and the science is clear that chronic stress has a negative impact on our health,” Nathan Lump, editor-in-chief of National Geographic, said. “We aim to help people better understand the effects of stress and encourage them to slow down and take the time to prioritize their mental health. Hopefully, these resources will encourage and facilitate that behavior.”

Relaxing Nature Sounds - 4 Hours Meditative ASMR | Vibe Check x Nat Geo | Oceans, Forests, Beaches

As one of the most-followed brands on social media, National Geographic will use its channels to emphasize de-stress methods and educate audiences about Mental Health Awareness Month. Social media users can download calming phone wallpaper starting May 15 by visiting National Geographic’s Instagram account. The digital backgrounds can be used for a phone lock or clock screen and will feature National Geographic photos with reminders like “slow down” and “take your time.”

Fans of ASMR meditation videos can take advantage of National Geographic’s digital series, Vibe Check x Nat Geo. These ASMR mega episodes feature archival footage of National Geographic’s award-winning history series, including America’s National Parks and Incredible Animal Journeys. Episodes will be released biweekly through May 28 on National Geographic’s YouTube channel. Additionally, National Geographic is offering sensory-soothing Spotify playlists for meditation.

For more on this story, visit

National Geographic cover photo of someone holding their brain.
National Geographic
Dan Girolamo
Dan is a passionate and multitalented content creator with experience in pop culture, entertainment, and sports. Throughout…
Lyon vs PSG live stream: Can you watch for free?
A soccer field.

French juggernauts Paris Saint-Germain look to end a two-year drought at the Coupe de France when they take on Lyon in the final today at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. A win for PSG would extend their record to 15 French Cup titles, while Lyon--who haven't won since 2012--are seeking their sixth title in club history.

The match is starting very soon, at 3:00 p.m. ET. If you're in the United States and want to watch, it will be televised on Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes, but we've also found some different ways you can watch a live stream of the match for free.
Watch the Lyon vs PSG Live Stream on Fubo

Read more
From Mad Max to Furiosa: Every George Miller movie, ranked
Lord Humungous in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Anya Taylor-Joy in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Warner Bros.
Australian director George Miller is one of the great cinematic visionaries of his generation. Once a medical student taking film classes on the side, Miller turned his morbid fascination with car accidents into a cult-classic action film, which in turn gave birth to one of cinema’s most exciting and intriguing worlds.
Not content to make bombastic postapocalyptic chase movies forever, Miller then tried his hand at raunchy comedy, dour adult drama, and wholesome family entertainment in both live action and animation. When he returned to his chrome-plated world of gas-guzzling road warriors, he delivered one of the greatest action films of all time.
He is a unique and thrilling visual stylist, a technological innovator, and just as importantly, a wise and thoughtful storyteller who proves that style and substance need never be mutually exclusive. But has he ever made a clunker? Your mileage may vary, but here's how we think his filmography stacks up.

10. Happy Feet Two (2011)
Like its Oscar-winning predecessor, Happy Feet Two endeavors to tell a whimsical tale about Antarctic wildlife that's packed with both familiar pop songs and ambitious existentialist and environmentalist themes. This time around, however, the style and the stakes simply don't line up, and the result is a George Miller's one and only forgettable movie.

Read more
3 great Tubi movies you should watch on Memorial Day weekend
Josh Hartnett in Black Hawk Down, dirtied in army wear with a shocked and despaired look on his face.

Memorial Day is the time to honor all the men and women who gave their lives to fighting for our country. It’s also a day to celebrate the brave individuals who fought and survived, and those who continue to defend the U.S. As a federal holiday, many people use this day to visit lost family, friends, and others at cemeteries while also looking ahead to brighter days and the upcoming summer season.

If you’re spending quiet time at home with loved ones, you might want to curl up with a good movie. We have rounded up these three great Tubi movies featuring war and military themes that you should watch on Memorial Day.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
All Quiet on the Western Front Official Trailer #1 - Lew Ayres Movie (1930) HD

Read more