Take Care of You Tuesday: Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month?

Like many other Americans, I struggle with my mental health. I have dealt with anxiety most of my life and at times, depression. I have tried SSRIs at times, but they have a lot of side effects that aren’t good for me.

If medications work for you, please use them. I’m not here to condemn medication at all. If I could, I’d take something. Instead, I’ve had to learn to manage my anxiety in different ways, like therapy, journaling, and exercise. You just need to find something you enjoy that works for you.

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Do something everyday that brings you joy. It can be a conversation with a friend, going for a walk, dancing to your favorite song, or gardening. There are a lot of ways to practice self care.

You’re so busy taking care of everyone else- don’t forget to take care of yourself.

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