Mental Health: Take Charge, Feel Better
I discuss mental health in this week’s FB Live video.
You’ll hear about things like…
- The staggering statistics in America
- The connection between behavioral problems and cerebral palsy
- How you can use exercise — and other techniques — to feel happier, live your best life
- Ways you can be proactive, take charge of your mind
Check out the discussion below:
Let’s End the Stigma
If you’re living with mental health issues, please remember that you’re not alone. Although negative thoughts may say otherwise, there’s no reason to feel embarrassed or shameful. We all experience challenging times in our lives — unfortunately, no one is exempt. How often do we hear “but you don’t look depressed?” Let’s end the stigma by talking — to help ourselves, the people we love — and to raise awareness. By asking for support, sharing how we’re feeling, we can change the perceptions about what a depressed person looks like.
You deserve to feel happy (or at least happier). Be your best advocate and take charge. By practicing some of the techniques in the video, you can begin to lift the darkness — and lean into a more graceful attitude. All of the suggestions may not work for everyone, so experiment, take advantage of whichever ones help you. Good friends, exercise and talking to a therapist help me tremendously. It’s not always easy, however, It helps to be reminded that I’m not alone. When all else fails, try to have a little faith… and remember…
Most importantly, speak kindly to yourself!
If you need help with anxiety, depression, etc., please ask for it. Contact your doctor and/or visit a therapist. Be gentle with yourself, practice healthy self-care. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) if you (or a loved one) are having suicidal thoughts.