How to Take Care of Your Mental Health
Prioritizing your mental well-being is critical to your health. Just as there are things you can do every day to improve your physical health, you can also support your emotional health and improve your mood by taking simple actions.
By doing things such as sleeping well, staying active, eating nutritious foods and taking time to relax, you can feel better and improve your state of mind. Here are some helpful resources to support yourself right now.
The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center provides essential information about common emotional health issues and shows teens and young adults how they can support one another, overcome challenges and make a successful transition to adulthood.
It also provides tips on how to maintain healthy habits and improve your state of mind. Check out some of these tips below:
- Building positive relationships
- Managing stress
- The power of positivity
Right now, many of us are struggling with increased levels of anxiety, sadness, fear and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 crisis, news of violence and tragedy, political tensions and difficult – but critical – conversations about racism.
Taking care of our mental health and supporting each other helps us cope with stress and anxiety while protecting our immune systems and physical health. Explore JED’s Love is Louder Action Center and check out the resources below for simple things we can do to take care of our emotional health.
- Coping with violence, trauma, and tragedy
- Dealing with disappointment
- Be kind to our bodies
- Attend virtual concerts and events
JED and MTV’s Press Pause includes animated PSAs and an online hub with simple mindfulness techniques – like breathing exercises, meditation, perspective checks, music and movement – to deal with common stresses and challenges that can make young adults feel overwhelmed or hopeless.
- Finding a Way Through: From Shame and Anxiety to Strength and Hope
- Focus on Functional Fitness
- Dealing with Chronic Illness during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Jack Sobel’s Story
- A Letter to Student Mental Health Providers
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