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Self-care encourages you to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself so that you can transmit the good feelings to others. You cannot give to others what you don't have yourself. While some may misconstrue self-care as selfish, it's far from that.  It means that you are simply being mindful of your own needs, so you are better able to support the people you care about. When you take care of yourself and are not stressed, you are better able to meet the needs of others. Self-care comes in a variety of forms.  Self-care relies on increased self-awareness, which can benefit people who are living with a  mental illness. Practicing self-awareness can help you to recognize patterns in your emotions, including events or situations that can trigger worsened symptoms. 


How Can I Practice Self Care?

Read this pdf to learn more about how you can practice self-care.


Older Adult Self Care Activities

Read this pdf about how you can practice self-care.



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Do I Need Help for Depressive Disorder?

Depressive disorders are common but serious mood disorders affecting how one feels, thinks, and handles daily life. Symptoms of depressive disorders can last at least two weeks. The most common features of depressive disorders include feeling sad, empty, or having an irritable mood.


Do I Need Help for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?

GAD is persistent and excessive worry about numerous things such as money, health, family, or work. People living with GAD often find it difficult to control their worries. They may worry more than seems warranted about actual events or may expect the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern.


Do I Need Help for Intimate Partner Violence?

Intimate Partner Violence is abuse by a live-in partner, former live-in partner, or someone with whom you have a significant relationship. Intimate Partner Violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.


Do I Need Help for Suicide?

Suicidality is the risk of suicide either by thinking about or intending to die by suicide and having a plan to do it.


Do I Need Help for Trauma?

Individual trauma is an event or circumstance resulting in physical harm, emotional harm, and/or life-threatening harm. It has lasting adverse effects on the individual's mental, physical, emotional, social, and/or spiritual health.


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