Mollie’s Advice on Mental Heath

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

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Having a positive and healthy mindset is a great thing to possess. Achieving amazing mental health and maintaining it can be a difficult task, so hopefully some of these points will help you along the way. First of all, you need to love yourself. Not a version of yourself that you like better or a fake character that you play. You. Do not change yourself for someone else because you feel like they will like you better, because chances are they are not worth your time if they don’t like you for you.

Another tip is talk to people. It could be anyone you truly trust and know- a best friend, sibling, teacher, parent- someone who you feel is safe and trusted. When emotions are bottled up inside you, at some point everything will come crashing down. Think of it as a bag being filled up with trash. The more you stuff in, the more it expands and expands until it inevitably bursts. Letting that out in healthy ways like talking will help take that pressure off of you. Even if you just simply write everything you are feeling down in a journal, at least it is out in the open and not bottled inside anymore. Make sure you stay true to who you are and you don’t use unhealthy coping mechanisms to get through whatever it is you are enduring. Fully understanding your issue and pinpointing what is causing it is a milestone in your journey of life.

All in all, mental health plays a very important role in your attitude and outlook on life. This is just my personal view and opinion on this topic, but if you are dealing with something that is hurting you or bringing you down, please talk to someone about it. That is one of the first steps to recovering and living life. Being positive and healthy can flip your life upside down in the best way possible, and it will change both your mood and that of those around you. Live your best life!

 

If you need help, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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