This year for Mental Health Awareness Month we wanted to provide you all with multiple opportunities to learn and connect with others. Check out our full lineup of events for the month, and read on for each individual event's details and description.
"To thine own self be true."
Managing self-esteem is challenging enough without also living through a pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has made coping with self-esteem and mental health issues even more difficult.
As with so many mental health issues, one way to maintain healthy self-esteem when dealing with other challenges is by combatting the negative self-talk with more logical, positive talk. When negative thoughts flood your mind, force them out and give your self-confidence a lift. Self-esteem transcends the routine "ups and downs" linked with situations in life. Self-esteem is much more fundamental -- shaping reality and consequently impacting your overall quality of life.
Building and repairing self-esteem during difficult times such as a pandemic is challenging. Take time to come to grips with the new situations in life and accept new opportunities and new limitations. Be willing to make mistakes and see them as learning opportunities, not failures. Use this time to break old, destructive habits, and replace them with healthier habits that will help rebuild and reinforce your self-esteem. Here are eight hands-on things you can do to help you get started:
NAMI Northern Virginia
PO Box 8693
Reston, VA 20195
Helpline: (571) 458-7310 x 102
CONNECT WITH US
NAMI Northern Virginia is a 501c3 charitable organization.
Our CFC number: 30076
Our United Way Capital Area number: 9841
Our Tax ID number: 51-0241920
Subscribe to our newsletter!