7 Mental Health Tips Many People Swear By

The mental health crisis in 2023 impacts people of all ages from all walks of life. If you're struggling with your mental health, the best thing you can do is seek professional help.

But if you're looking for some small steps to take to help improve your day-to-day life, check out this list.

Redditor u/SophieeWeller asked r/AskWomen, “What is a mental health tip you thought was BS but actually helped?”

Yes, I roll my eyes at this one too. When I'm having a really hard mental health day, the last thing I want to do is to go for a run. But the thing about exercise is turning it into your routine.


“Changing the voice of your hateful self thoughts to someone you dislike, so they are easier to dismiss. Now when my brain says I am fat and unlovable, I hear it in Ted Cruz’s voice, and I just say, ‘shut the f&$/ up Ted,' and never dwell on them.”

Give Your Mean Thoughts an Evil Voice

“I’ll occasionally pull up a pic of me as a kid when I am being sooooo mean to myself and think to myself would I say that to this little girl? No, so why is it okay I’m saying it now?” said one user.

Being Kind to Your Younger Self

u/anxiety_queen2012 shared, “”talk to yourself like you would talk about and to your best friend.” If you wouldn't say it about your dearest friend, why are you saying it about you? Works like a charm for me.”

Talk About Yourself Like You're Your Best Friend

This is hands down the best advice on this list. While there are tons of things you can do for yourself to improve your mental health, no one can help you more than a professional in the mental health field.

See a Therapist

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