The month of May is dedicated to Mental Health Awareness since 1949. I imagine the day when taking care of our mental health is a part of our life just like brushing our teeth, so that we do not need a month to remind us of it.

And before that day comes, self-care is still a luxury for many. Like the mother who believes her family's needs come first, the breadwinner struggling to make ends meet, the kid trying to meet the parents' expectation and the teenager trying to fit in. Unfortunately, any of us can be on the list.

Self-care and self-love shouldn't be something we constantly feel guilty about. I first created the comics of the little fox and furry friends on Instagram to remind and encourage myself. Little did I expect that more and more people found them uplifting and resonating.

I hope they do the same magic to you as they do for me.

More info: Instagram | jangandfoxstudio.com

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Listening Is Precious (In Collaboration With American Foundation For Suicide Prevention)

Listening Is Precious (In Collaboration With American Foundation For Suicide Prevention)

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Kaisu 5 months ago

Always take a moment to listen to how the people in your life are doing!

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Sit With Someone

Sit With Someone

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Magpie 5 months ago

This is just perfect. I imagine the cloud of my depression. - and how grumpy I feel when random strangers tell me to smile. . .. the fox's action is waaaay better.

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Be Kind

Be Kind

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Kaisu 5 months ago

This is an important message

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#4

Be Patient On Yourself

Be Patient On Yourself

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Hans 5 months ago

But I cannot wait!

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#5

Find Your Own Perfect Moment

Find Your Own Perfect Moment

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Kari Panda 5 months ago

That was a reminder I really needed right now... Thank you.

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#6

Try Some Love

Try Some Love

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Hans 5 months ago

Almost as delicious as a lasagna!

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#7

You Are Magic

You Are Magic

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glowworm2 5 months ago

I love this one!

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Just One More

Just One More

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Liliana Barborica 5 months ago

Every kindness matters!

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#9

Some Beauty Can't Be Seen

Some Beauty Can't Be Seen

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Magpie 5 months ago

Wait is the elephant blowing leaves out of the foxes ears ? or do i just have an odd imagination?

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#10

You Are Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

You Are Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

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Kaisu 5 months ago

Everyone's beautiful and there's no skin colour, eye colour, hair colour, body weight or facial features that are more beautiful than others

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You Can Be Sweet Too!

You Can Be Sweet Too!

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Magpie 5 months ago

I like the way the elephant thinks!! :D

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#12

It's Okay To Shed A Past

It's Okay To Shed A Past

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Ashley Kellers 5 months ago

Should have been "We sometimes need to shed our past so as we can grow" x

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#13

Treat Yourself As You Would For Someone

Treat Yourself As You Would For Someone

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Ma Jonalyn Montero 5 months ago

This is what we often forget. Thanks for reminding ! :) ♥

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#14

Goodbye Means See You Again

Goodbye Means See You Again

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SprinkleDrop 5 months ago

Aww! So cute!

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#15

It's Okay To Feel Otherwise

It's Okay To Feel Otherwise

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Magpie 5 months ago

True. It is not natural to "be happy" all the time.

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#16

Giving Is Loving

Giving Is Loving

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Daria B 5 months ago

You can always bring flowers in a pot.

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#17

Be Kind To Yourself Too

Be Kind To Yourself Too

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Twenty øne doggos 5 months ago

Fantastic Mr. fox, anyone?

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#18

You're Huggable

You're Huggable

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katarina 5 months ago

huggable ❤

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#19

Love Looks Good On You

Love Looks Good On You

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Nini Meow 5 months ago

Everyone should put on love

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#20

You Are Trusted

You Are Trusted

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Magpie 5 months ago

That is lovely. ( was scrolling down thinking "ug it is going to be I love you". )

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#21

Keep Happy Things

Keep Happy Things

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Magpie 5 months ago

:D.

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#22

And Don't Forget The Little Things

And Don't Forget The Little Things

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Elisabeth Bergbom 5 months ago

Life is short, eat dessert first!

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#23

Stock Up On Compassion

Stock Up On Compassion

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Elisabeth Bergbom 5 months ago

Everyone I'm so sorry if I offended anyone? I just don't understand why my comment was downvoted so much, I'm really not being sarcastic or anything. I love these comics and they have such important messages, everyone should see these. But I'd be thankful if someone could please explain what I did wrong?

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#24

Dream Big

Dream Big

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Cecilia Dawson 5 months ago

I know I will

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#25

Give And Receive Love

Give And Receive Love

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Ma Jonalyn Montero 5 months ago

Aww. Kind heart knows how to share.

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#26

Carry The Light

Carry The Light

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Elisabeth Bergbom 5 months ago

Without darkness, we could never see the stars

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#27

You're Extraordinary In Your Way

You're Extraordinary In Your Way

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Analynsy Buck 5 months ago

Is it just me: whenever I say something negatively about myself and someone says it's not true it never helps, because it feels as if they are lying, it helps a little if they say they think it's false because I want to know what other people think, but I don't want it to feel like they said it just because they're my friend and feel they have to. It really helps when someone doesn't tell me it's false, but adds positive things to it, like in this image.

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#28

Make Yourself Count

Make Yourself Count

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Twenty øne doggos 5 months ago

Counting sheep!

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#29

Don't Forget To Breathe

Don't Forget To Breathe

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Elizibeth Crater 5 months ago

its liitle feet touching tho

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#30

You Matter

You Matter

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Ryan 5 months ago

awesome ;)

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