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General mental health & wellness
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Although not a substitute for treatment, the following tips can be helpful for people experiencing distress. If you are worried about a friend, reach out to a trusted adult for additional support. You are not alone.
Exercise — Exercise helps both physically and mentally.
Relax — Learn deep breathing techniques; consider trying yoga or mediation.
Get enough sleep — Try to get eight to nine hours of sleep each night.
No alcohol and drugs — Do not use alcohol, nicotine or other drugs to “self-treat” anxiety.
Reduce caffeine intake — Caffeine makes your heart race, which can make anxiety worse.
Eat a well-balanced diet — Eating healthy, well-balanced meals and avoiding junk food when possible keeps you in your best form, so you’re better able to cope with anxiety-provoking situations.
Create a support network — Talk to friends, family, kumu or a counselor that you can trust. If you’re worried about a friend, reach out to a trusted adult for additional support. You are not alone. It’s OK not to be OK.
Learn to manage your time — Putting tasks off can become overwhelming. Get organized and review your daily tasks each morning. Break larger, more intimidating tasks down into smaller steps. Focus on one step at a time. Learn to do the most important things first.
Challenge your perfectionism — Chill out, praise yourself for trying. It's OK not to be OK.
Use your safety plan — If you have a safety plan already developed, utilize the steps within your plan to help with your coping strategies. If you’d like to create one, talk to your Behavioral Health Specialist.
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