So how can "Self Care" help with mental health?
Mental health is sometimes an elephant in the room due to the stigma that may come with certain health diagnoses such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia. A way of living with these diagnosis can be Self-care which is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health and the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particle during periods of stress~ author unknown for definition
Self-care is NOT about shopping and materials.
Ways to practice self-care:
making YOU a priority with self motivation, accountability and healthy boundaries
maintaining a healthy physical, mental, spiritual and financial life style
see your therapist
take meds if prescribed
realize your triggers and how will you handle them, like safe relief methods
do happy things like listening to your favorite song and maybe dancing
Those are just a few tips, do you have more?
It is not always easy to implement self-care but necessary. People will challenge it because they do not have the same access to you and that is ok. Most importantly know that YOU are worthy.
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