Two Tools to Thrive: “Owning Your Feelings” and “Connecting With Others”

This May is Mental Health Month.  Mental Health America of Putnam County is highlighting #Tools2Thrive – what individuals can do daily to prioritize their mental health, build resiliency in the face of trauma and obstacles, support those who are struggling, and work towards a path of recovery.  Two tools that can help us with our mental health are “Owning Your Feelings” and “Connecting With Others”.

Owning Your Feelings

It can be easy to get caught up in your emotions as you’re feeling them. Most people don’t think about what emotions they are dealing with but taking the time to really identify what you’re feeling can help you to better cope with challenging situations. It’s ok to give yourself permission to feel.  It can be empowering to own those feelings and embrace their strength.

See our Handout – Owning Your Feelings for Tips for Success, Fast Facts and Worksheet to find out What’s Underneath.

Connecting With Others

It’s possible to be surrounded by people and still feel alone. It’s the connections we make with other people that help enrich our lives and get us through tough times, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to make those connections.

Our Handout – Connecting with Others outlines tips for connecting, real examples, and fast facts.