We all have mental health and it affects how we think, feel, act. It also helps determine how we cope and handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
As it's Mental Health Awareness Week, I wanted to share some of my doodles as gentle reminders: When someone is struggling with their mental health, don't try to fix it. Be there and provide a safe and non-judgmental space—should they need it.
Celebrate every small step. Give yourself permission to rest. A small act of kindness can impact someone's day and have the power to create a ripple effect of positive difference. Connect with someone.
Ask for help and support if you need it. It's okay to not feel okay: You don't have to struggle in silence. Go at your own pace, whatever that looks like for you. You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself and have support for you too. You can be kind and still set healthy boundaries. Even when you're struggling: You are worthy. You are loved. You are Enough.
I know what's it's like to be in a poor frame of mind and having a support system, creating art and journaling became part of my healing journey and the strength to realign with myself. I decided to share some of my doodles one day on Instagram and saw how it also brought connection to others and hope it brings you some too.
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