“You put a bandage on a cut or take antibiotics to treat an infection, right? No questions asked. In fact, questions would be asked if you didn’t apply first aid when necessary. So why isn’t the same true of our mental health?”
Read more about “7 Ways to Practice Emotional First Aid in this article by psychologist Guy Winch.
Remember, what works for someone else, may not work for you. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, varied unmet needs, and individual contexts. Don’t give up if your first strategy doesn’t work, and don’t be afraid or ashamed to reach out and learn some new tools for your mental health toolbox.