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Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health

1. Talk about your feelings with someone you trust. Keeping things bottled in will only lead to explosions at the wrong times. 

2. Take breaks. Whether it be from work, school, or people in general, set aside some time for yourself.

3. Take everything one day at a time. One hour at a time, if necessary. No need to overwhelm yourself with a cluttered mind full of distractions.

4. Do the things you enjoy doing. It can be easy to get caught up on the negatives. The best way to remain positive is to focus on the things you love.

5. Acknowledge your issues. Life is not always sunshine and rainbows, you don't have to act like it is. Allow yourself to feel sadness,anger, irritation, etc. 

Resources

One of the biggest misconceptions is that you have to battle mental health alone. Always remember that you are never alone. There are many outlets that are determined to help.

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1‑877‑SAMHSA7 (1‑877‑726‑4727)

Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat 

If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline . Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.