Self-Care is Crucial for People with a Mental Illness


“When it comes to mental illness, more often than not, I neglect my own self-care. I think a lot of people who struggle with mental illnesses are like this. I know that just like a cold or the flu, my depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) are not my fault. Yet, the idea of taking care of myself when life feels too overwhelming just feels – selfish.

But it’s not.

Taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally when you’re struggling with a mental illness is important. And it’s a fundamental part of the recovery process.” (Christine Bockisch, Recovery Village)

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