Today is World Mental Health Day, a day for global mental health awareness and a reminder for everyone to go against the social stigma surrounding it. In the Philippines, mental health is not a topic that is freely discussed as much as we like. There are certain social constructs we need to change in order to open up to our friend or to break through the walls of a family member. We’ve got a long way to go but we’re comforted that as each day goes by, we’re learning how to deal with our own mental health and that of those around us.
It takes both sun and rain to grow a flower. Let this be a gentle reminder to everyone who feels stuck in a rainy season.
— WorldMentalHealthDay (@WMHDay) October 7, 2019
This World Mental Health Day, here are gentle reminders for everyone if they’re going through a rough time. Bookmark this article on your phone and look back at it from time to time to remind yourself, or your friends and family, the importance of accepting and loving yourself, and helping those around you.
Ways to practice self-love
When you feel anxious
Mental health care is important
The types of self-care
25 Self-care ideas for mental health
How to mindfully deal with difficult emotions
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