Well, we all know how to take care of our bodies, but do we really know how to take care of our minds?
This last year has sent many of us scrambling for different kinds of support and comfort, to deal with the overwhelming, unprecedented changes, we've all had to try and navigate. This on top of dealing with the problems and pressure we had to deal with already!
So much loss, so much sadness, so many shattered lives; how to pick up the pieces...how do we even start?
First of all, be real about where you are.
What are you feeling, how are you coping, how are you YOU?
How are you being kind to your mind?
How present are you in your life.
I've been watching a great program on Netflix: "Headspace - Guide to meditation" - no; don't worry, you don't have to sit cross-legged for 30 mins repeating "Ohm"; unless you want to.
It's one of the best shows I've ever seen on meditation. Have a wee look; can't hurt, right?
There's also another amazing woman and colleague of mine, Hannah Steiner.
Hannah, Clare and I are passionate about bringing light to mental health awarenss, suicide prevention and helping people understand it's more than just depression or anxiety...so much more!
What to Know:
This is one of the most challenging times, most of us will have to deal with in our lives - we need to go a little easier on ourselves
There is ALWAYS help
Being strong means accepting you might need some help and connecting to that help - not trying to tough it out
Unless you unleashed this pandemic, it's not your fault!
What to Do:
Be KIND to yourself !
If you need help - ask for it - DON'T try to tough it out
Talk to your health care specialist about getting that help
Put on your own oxygen mask first - you'll be in better shape to help others
Suicide Resources List
Dealing with the Grief of Suicide