Everyone’s experience with their mental health is unique.
Your family history, upbringing, relationships with others, and past experiences can all impact how your mental health shows up in your everyday life.
Chances are, you or someone you care about may be dealing with challenges with their mental health. It’s an experience that many of us share, even though it doesn’t always seem like it. Oftentimes, these experiences aren’t talked about because there’s still a lot of stigma around mental health, especially in communities that have less awareness or understanding of it. Many of us weren’t shown how to express our emotions growing up or given the opportunity to talk about our feelings.
Regularly checking in on how you’re feeling, communicating your emotions and needs with others, and learning how to manage your emotions and know when and where to seek help, are all ways you can strengthen your relationship with yourself and the people around you. 💞
On the other hand, maybe you want to try and start a conversation with a friend or loved one about their mental health. Some ways to start this can look like: