mental health habits

One of the most powerful ways people can lift themselves out of the darkness of depression is to change their thinking patterns.

Thinking positively means you are re-training your brain to think and feel good. Every time you have a negative thought, stop, recognize it as negative, and immediately flip the switch and create the positive opposite thought in its place.

It is the time when clinicians and their communities come together to spread awareness and combat mental illness. By working together, we can all promote the importance of mental health screenings while reducing the stigma associated with mental health illnesses.

Remember to Play. Just because you’re an adult, that doesn’t mean you don’t need some downtime to just have fun. Whether you want to play a sport, enjoy a hobby, or go to the theater, be sure to make time each week to enjoy yourself and your life.

No matter how good you look in a bathing suit or how “ripped” you may be, or how low your cholesterol is if you aren’t mentally healthy, your life is negatively impacted. Be sure to treat yourself as kindly as you do your loved ones. See the good in you and practice self-care and self-compassion every day.