Mental health is just as important as physical health. Thankfully, the stigma once attached to seeking out treatment for depression, anxiety and other issues is diminishing, thanks to more people speaking out about the importance of mental health and the benefits of therapy.
Could everyone benefit from building a relationship with an educated, experienced, empathetic therapist? Absolutely. It’s estimated that one in five adults has some form of mental illness but, even if you don’t, most people could use a bit of sound advice now and again.
In a recent thread on the online community Reddit, Redditors talked about the most helpful advice they had received in counseling or therapy. We mined for even more internet gold, and discovered these nuggets on Twitter that you might find helpful, too.
Don’t Keep A TV In The Bedroom
Be Mindful Of The Agendas Of Others
Sometimes You Need To Eat, Even If You’re Not Hungry
Look Past The Weeds To Find The Flowers
The Only Person You Can Change…
Everyone Deserves To Be Loved
Nobody Feels Happy All The Time, And That’s OK
Acknowledge All Of Your Emotions, Even If They’re Icky
A Good Cry Can Work Wonders
Sometimes A Puppy Is The Best Medicine
Your Positive “Self Talk” Should Outweigh The Negative
Love Yourself Right Where You Are
Be Your Own Best Friend
Mama Said There’ll Be Days Like This
You Are A Survivor
If you feel depressed, anxious or suicidal, don’t wait to reach out. Help is just a phone call or a text away. These resources can put you in touch with someone who cares and is qualified to give you the assistance you need.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available at no charge, 24/7/365. Call 800-273-8255 to receive confidential support and crisis resources for yourself or a loved one.
The Crisis Text Line offers free, confidential support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. for any type of crisis and a counselor will respond right away, helping you through the crisis and offering referrals for further help, if you need it.
And if the cost of therapy, counseling or other mental health treatments is preventing you from seeking help, don’t give up. Free and low-cost resources are available. Check with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as well as KidsHealth.org. Your mental health matters.