8 Effective Tips to Improve Mental Health Over the Summer
As you have probably seen in the news, we are dealing with a mental health crisis post-covid. Many therapists are overwhelmed with the amount of new patient calls and so this is meant to give you and your daughter some relief over the summer. If it feels too overwhelming to take on all eight, start with two. Find a friend, and commit to two things on this list to improve your mental health. *** These tips do not replace effective mental health treatment.***
Go back to the basics:
Drink water Get some sunshine Eat more fruits & veggies Start moving Sleep at least 8 hours a night
Stop being an inner bully
Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone who is struggling…
Make a realistic list of what you want for today. Just focus on today, not tomorrow or yesterday
Making a 1% change everyday leads to 365 over a year!
Do not believe everything you think. Here’s a short video on CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Take a mental vacation.
Respect your body.
Write down your worries and put them away. then take 10 minutes a day and rewrite them and rate them on a 1-5 scale.
Woohoo! Just got back from the GENAustin Radiant G Conference and let me tell you, it was one for the books! As a proud owner of Austin Therapy for Girls, this event is always a highlight for me. It's the perfect chance to mingle with amazing ATX moms, dads, social workers, and all-round caregivers. Raising a girl can be like a ride on the wildest rollercoaster, am I right?
Today, I want to talk about the reality of the depression that girls are feeling at a younger and younger age. I want to give parents the tools they need to recognize when their daughter is feeling depressed.