1. Value yourself: Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or become fluent in another language.
2. *Taking care of yourself* physically can improve your mental health. Be sure to: Eat nutritious meals, Avoid cigarettes, Get enough sleep.
3. Surround yourself with good people: People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network.
4. Quiet your mind: Try meditating, Mindfulness and/or prayer. Relaxation exercises and prayer can improve your state of mind and outlook on life.
5. Get help when you need it: Seeking help is a sign of strength — not a weakness. And it is important to remember that treatment is effective. People who get appropriate care can recover from mental illness and addiction and lead full, rewarding lives.
*Adapted from the National Mental Health Association/National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
If you are facing any issues, Please make an appointment with Dr. Safiya of Mind and Brain Hospital.