6 Realistic Ways to Care for Mental Health



Original Article by Women.com


Women's mental health is often overlooked. And yet, according to the Office on Women's Health, more than 1 in 5 women in the United States have experienced a mental health condition in the past year.


I've found that part of the problem when it comes to not dealing with mental health and self-care is not knowing where to begin. So let's get started? In an email with Women.com, a few therapists from The Family Institute shared a few small (and realistic) tips on how to care for mental health this month—and days to come.


  1. Give Yourself Permission to Say 'No'

  2. Spend Time With Your Female Friends

  3. Practice Self-Compassion

  4. Remember Your Five Senses

  5. Take Some Time Away From Your Phone

  6. Schedule Time For Yourself


While we hope that you take some of these tips into consideration, you need to remember that everyone's mental health needs differ from person to person and day to day.


"It doesn't necessarily mean finding rest and quiet," Kinsman reveals. "Some days taking care of mental health means checking off items on your 'to do list'. It could also mean ending a relationship with a toxic person in your life. Both of those examples could mean short-term stress for long-term mental health."


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