Things We Misunderstand About Managing Mental Health

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Since we can’t always have our therapists on speed dial, we asked Dr. Jackson to suggest some tools anyone has available to them, at any time, to help them work through moments when they feel overwhelmed or unstable. She recommends journaling, stating, “Many of us hold feelings in but journaling helps express emotions that may otherwise be unexpressed.” Then there is deep breathing, of which Dr. Jackson says, “Slowing and controlling your breathing can work wonders in regulating your mood and stabilizing your nervous system.” This next one isn’t exactly a tool but more a mindset, or though process, and it’s gratitude. “Expressing gratitude is great for the brain and helps to reset a negative mindset.” Dr. Jackson also suggests watching what you eat since nutritiously dense food feeds your body and your mind.

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