Here are five ways to cope with your mental illness!
- Attend A Support Group
Go to a support group to learn more about your illness by talking with peers who have been in your shoes and have lived it before!Examples: NAMI, DBSA, AA, NA, and others.
- Arts and Crafts
Every one should find a hobby with their mental disorder as it helps us better cope with your mental illness. As you search for a coping mechanism, be sure to find what makes you happy during the long term.Examples: Coloring books, painting, staining wood, theater, drawing, journaling, molding and more.
- Exercise Your Body!
Exercising can influence your mood, on the ability to think, reflex skills and health.Examples: Running, swimming, walking, jogging, going to a gym and hiking.
To prevent your illness from being triggered or becoming burned out from life, find a time and place to relax.Example: Watching a movie, drinking tea, doing meditation or even laying down.
Learning something new can help you keep your mind off of the mental disorder. Learning about your mental illness can also help you develop self-awareness skills.
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founded Colorful Asylum in January of 2017. Tom is passionate about the politics of mental illness, which lacks the recognition it deserves. With his past experiences in different realms of life such as; Being active in Democratic party politics, facilitating, and theater Tom hopes to show that even with a mental disorder one can do outsounding things in life. Tom enjoys video games, his mandolin and his two cats Poe and Tigger.
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