Self-care is an important part of maintaining good mental health. Use these resources as part of your mental health toolkit.
Remember, if you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Crisis Text Line: Text "DESERVE" TO 741-741
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
TransLifeline: https://www.translifeline.org - 877-565-8860
Write out your feelings in a journal.
Sleep is a vital part of a healthy, balanced life. Make sure you're getting enough of it.
Spend time giving back to others.
Spending time in nature is beneficial to your mental health.
Get your body moving regularly to reduce stress.
Turn your phone off for a while. Savor your time away from social media, texts, phone calls, and the pressure of being constantly available to everyone else. (Make sure someone knows what you're doing, so people won't be worried.)
Be mindful about the foods you eat. Take note of the way they make you feel physically and emotionally (immediately and in the long-term), and plan to eat things that make you feel your best.
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Sculpt, doodle, color, write, make music--whatever gets your creativity flowing.
Our thoughts are going constantly throughout the day. Take a moment to center yourself.
Look at cute animals
Looking at pictures of cute animals has been shown to have a calming effect on people. All the better if you can absorb the adorableness in person.