This is incredibly insightful and well written. I thoroughly support the importance of taking care of yourself and the surprisingly large impact it can have on mental health.
People with mental illnesses such as depression, severe anxiety, PTSD, and other mental issues are often not in the habit of taking care of themselves.
We will neglect our personal hygiene like taking showers, brushing our teeth and brushing our hair. We don’t tend to go to the beauty shop or the barber to get our hair cut every 2 months like other people do.
We rarely wear makeup or brush our hair. When we are in a state of severe mental torment, these things just seem like a waste of energy or we don’t think of them at all.
We don’t think we are worth the trouble or we are too depressed to get out of bed to get into the shower.
Our diet becomes neglected. We either under eat or overeat. We don’t think about the food groups or vitamins. It simply does not seem important and we…
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