Today is World Mental Health Day, a day meant to highlight the importance of mental health. But honestly, mental health awareness is not a once in a year thing. Taking care of your mind has to be a part of your daily routine. Especially with all the turmoil we are going through at this point in time.
We are in a pandemic that has turned our lives upside down. Plus, there’s the usual nonsense: racism, sexism, violence, crime, poverty, death…the list goes on.
Little wonder then that most of us are experiencing mental health issues like anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, and suicidal ideation.
It’s more important now than ever to take care of our mental health. And the first step is to accept that you have a problem. Only then can you seek help.
Everybody has mental health and everybody needs to take care of it. For some of us, self-care like limiting social media and getting a good night’s sleep is sufficient. Some of us need a little more help – and that’s perfectly fine. There’s no shame in say, seeing a therapist, or taking a break from work. You do you.
Look, if Britney hadn’t consulted professionals after her infamous breakdowns in 2008, she might have not made her terrific comeback. If a global icon who was publicly mocked for years can bounce back with therapy and rehab, why can’t regular people like you and me?
This year’s been terrible so far. Let’s do what we can to make it a little better.