World Mental Health Day

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World Mental Health Day, what does that mean to you? For me, it is another day to amplify the importance of taking time to ensure we all are mentally healthy. As a therapist, I ensure that the space that my clients enter in is a safe one. A sacred one. One where they and their thoughts and feelings are validated. A non-judgmental one. One where they can be their true selves.

They are able to share with me their deepest thoughts knowing that they will not be judged for how they are thinking and feeling in that moment, instead they are validated. It is my hope that WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY means that people all over the world today are taking time to ask themselves how am I doing mentally? I hope that those who know that they need help will take the steps today to get the help they need. I hope that we all see the strength in raising our hand, in picking up the phone, in ringing someone’s doorbell and saying: “I need help, could you help me?” “I know someone who needs help, could you help me, help them?”

Ways to become mentally healthy:

  • Practice self-care (read last month’s blog on self-care)
  • Be honest with yourself about how you are truly feeling
  • Ask for help from SAFE and TRUSTED family and friends

If you realize you need help from someone other than family and friends:

  • Find a therapist that is right for you
  • Show up to your therapy sessions
  • Do the work necessary, as agreed upon with your therapist, in session and for homework
  • Continue to ask for help from SAFE and TRUSTED family and friends as needed
  • Be honest with yourself, your family, your friends and your therapist

Published by Cynthia Lincke

I'm WOMAN: christian, wife, mother, licensed clinical social worker, educator, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, aspired entrepreneur philanthropist, I have the unique task of looking through various lenses, affording me numerous experiences, through these various positions.

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