Mental health and wellness is just as important as physical health. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
Make it a priority to take care of YOU! Helping others is a blessing, but you can't pour into others from an empty cup. Take the necessary measures to assure your mental wellness is at a healthy, balanced level.
No matter what size of lemons life may throw your way, there is always a way out in which you can make lemonade. You are not alone. There are so many useful sources that can provide you with any form of help that you may need. Here are some great choices if you need guidance in the right direction.
National SUICIDE Prevention Lifeline
A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are having suicidal thoughts or need help with someone who is struggling with or considering suicide, please contact immediately!
A vital service that connects millions of people to help every year. To get expert, caring help, simply call 211. Their teams of compassionate, highly trained specialists are available 24/7 to help you access the best local resources and services to address any need. You’ll find help with:
Supplemental food, shelter and housing
Employment and education
Safe, confidential path out of any form of abuse
And so much more!
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24-hour confidential service for survivors, victims and those effected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence and relationship abuse. The Hotline advocates are available at 1-800-799-SAFE and through online chatting at www.TheHotline.org.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. We fight for the texter. Our first priority is helping people move from a hot moment to a cool calm, guiding you to create a plan to stay safe and healthy. YOU = our priority.
THERAPY for BLACK GIRLS
An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford developed the space to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.
iGlo Healing Process
Get help. Speaking to your loved ones is great, but there is nothing like an unbias counsel. Find a therapist that meets your needs and open up. Vent! You will feel much better.
Learn to forgive others as well as forgive yourself. Not to be confused with tolerance. I mean let go and move on. Unforgiveness is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.
Journal. Have that uninterrupted conversation with those you need to forgive or those you owe an apology to. Write them a letter speak directly to them, as if they were right in front of you.
Love yourself, fully, flaws and all. Take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Exercise! Working out reduces feeling of depression and stress.