April 8, 2020
How are you managing your mental health right now?
The struggle is real.
People are hurting and grieving the loss of so many things during this pandemic.
That’s why now more than ever we need to keep talking about ways to maintain mental wellness.
Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Morgan Francis, is one of my favorite people to turn to when it comes to positive, mindful messages of hope and help.
In a new episode of Conversations with Catherine, we talk about why she believes we should name what we are experiencing or feeling – fear, sadness, etc. – so that we’re able to take some of the power back and do something about it.
When we don’t talk about what’s happening to us, Dr. Francis says negative things can happen.
She also talks about the importance of keeping connections with others outside your home and moving our bodies so we release the stress, anxiety or depression we may be holding onto.
Last night I had a Zoom happy hour with some of my KNOW Tribe sisters and then I hopped onto TikTok and danced.
Real talk here: that took a lot for me to do.
I have been resisting some of that connection and have had to fight my urge to stay in my pj’s and retreat in my own anxiety about what’s happening right now.
It has drudged up some of the feelings I had back in 2002 when I fell into a deep depression.
I was 5 months pregnant, the breadwinner of my family and lost my job.
I went into a depression so deep I cried for 30 days straight and could barely get out of bed.
I didn’t know how to ask for help.
My mom made sure I got it and I was able to come out of that dark cloud.
I’ve had conversations with friends recently about how difficult it can be sometimes to remain positive in these times of uncertainty.
Please know that you are not alone. Please don’t be afraid to ask for help. We are in this together and we will get through it!
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