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Clinical Corner

Simple Ways to Support Your Mental Health

Mental Health: What You Need to Know

Mental health is just as important as physical health for your overall wellbeing. And just like with your body, lots of things can impact your mental wellness. Whether day-to-day stress has become overwhelming, you’re dealing with unexpected life changes, or you just don’t feel like yourself, it’s normal to be anxious and depressed sometimes. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to help manage stress levels and care for your mental health.


Common Struggles

We all get overwhelmed from time to time. This can show up in different ways for different people. Or even in different ways for you, personally, at different times in your life.

Some common mental health struggles are:

Chronic Pain
Sleep Issues
Relationship Issues
Work/Life Stress


Self-Care Strategies

Taking care of yourself is one of the best ways to support your mental health on a daily basis. We have some tried and true practices you can use. But we know that it can be difficult to manage stress on your own. So, if you feel like you need help, you may want to connect with a therapist or mental health provider. They can work with you to create personalized strategies for your mental wellbeing.

Here are some of our favorite self-care strategies to try at home:

Get Outside
Try to be in the sun/nature for at least a few minutes each day.
Move Your Body
Walk, stretch, or exercise even if it’s only for 10 minutes.
Practice meditating to clear and quiet your mind.
Sleep Hygiene
Quality sleep helps detox your brain and regulate your system.
Friends & Family
Make plans to spend quality time with loved ones.
Write down your thoughts and feelings to help get them out of your head.
Value-Driven Decisions
Making choices that fit your values increases contentment.
Practice nurturing positive thoughts vs focusing on negative ones.
Positive Psychology
Develop healthy habits associated with happiness.