Hi! Welcome to Your Mental Health First Aid Kit, a self-care toolbox blog with a collection of ointments, band-aids, and cat videos for your mental and emotional wellbeing.

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” - Audre Lorde
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If you struggle with self-care and see this, stop what you’re doing

rosecoveredtardis:

  • Have you eaten in the last 4ish hours?
  • Have you had something to drink today?
  • Can you have something, even if just milk or water or cup’o’noodles or toast with something yummy on it, if you haven’t, please? 
  • If you have any injuries, can you please take care of them for me
  • Also please take any meds if you should and haven’t, yet?

Whatever you have or haven’t done today just know you’re super strong and I am so proud of you

Okay you can go back to blogging now~ <3

l-adore:

here are links to all sorts of helpful things that i have found and i hope you check it out. these are posted on my blog under the *distractions* link and is updated continually. if you have any websites that should be added, send me an ask! remember that i love you and i am always here!
having an anxiety attack?
calming background noise
do nothing and calm down
quietly calm down(quiet place)
90 second relaxation exercise
anxiety attack tips
rainymood 
Need distractions?
 weavesilk
 paint a nebula 
make a painting
cut paper, not your skin (trigger warning: blood)
 the color game 
 100 things to do
 build stuff with sand
zen garden
Cutting
Self Injury Recovery Masterpost
99 Coping Skills: Things to do Instead of Cutting
Suicidal?
Warning Signs
Suicide Hotlines
Suicide Hotline (Text Chat)
How To Tell Tumblr That A User Is Threatening Suicide
What To Do If Your Friend Is Talking About Suicide
How To Help Someone Who Is Suicidal
What To Tell Someone Who Is Suicidal
AgainstSuicide on Twitter
Suicide Prevention
”It Gets Better” Video
Video To Anyone Thinking About Kill Themselves 
Reasons To Stay Alive (x x x)
Depressed?if you need a hug
get stuff off your chest
words you need to hear
How To Be Okay With Yourself
Eating Disorders
bloating in recovery
 why you must eat 
 what is ED recovery?
 learning to love your body
 how to eat a fear food 
helping someone with an eating disorder
 281 reasons to recover 
30 Day Self Esteem Challenge
Need advice?anonymous comfort
talk to me
DBT self soothing techniques
PTSD Forum: Self Care
ED Recovery: Self Soothing Techniques
telling people how you’re feeling 
how do i tell someone when im afraid?
  how to ask for help
Just need a pick-me-up?the dreams room
27 videos that will make you happy
givesmehope
random acts of kindness caught on film
Here is a live kitten feed
Here is a live puppy feed
Here is a live penguin feed
Here is a live sea otter feed
Here is a live panda feed
Videos:
for the girls who are starving
for the suicidal 
for the survivors of rape or abuse
for anyone who thinks they are worthless 
for the kids who cry themselves to sleep
for the self harmers 

l-adore:

here are links to all sorts of helpful things that i have found and i hope you check it out. these are posted on my blog under the *distractions* link and is updated continually. if you have any websites that should be added, send me an ask! remember that i love you and i am always here!

having an anxiety attack?

calming background noise

do nothing and calm down

quietly calm down(quiet place)

90 second relaxation exercise

anxiety attack tips

rainymood 

Need distractions?

 weavesilk

 paint a nebula 

make a painting

cut paper, not your skin (trigger warning: blood)

 the color game 

 100 things to do

 build stuff with sand

zen garden

Cutting

Self Injury Recovery Masterpost

99 Coping Skills: Things to do Instead of Cutting

Suicidal?

Warning Signs

Suicide Hotlines

Suicide Hotline (Text Chat)

How To Tell Tumblr That A User Is Threatening Suicide

What To Do If Your Friend Is Talking About Suicide

How To Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

What To Tell Someone Who Is Suicidal

AgainstSuicide on Twitter

Suicide Prevention

”It Gets Better” Video

Video To Anyone Thinking About Kill Themselves 

Reasons To Stay Alive (x x x)

Depressed?
if you need a hug

get stuff off your chest

words you need to hear

How To Be Okay With Yourself

Eating Disorders

bloating in recovery

 why you must eat 

 what is ED recovery?

 learning to love your body

 how to eat a fear food 

helping someone with an eating disorder

 281 reasons to recover 

30 Day Self Esteem Challenge

Need advice?
anonymous comfort

talk to me

DBT self soothing techniques

PTSD Forum: Self Care

ED Recovery: Self Soothing Techniques

telling people how you’re feeling 

how do i tell someone when im afraid?

  how to ask for help

Just need a pick-me-up?
the dreams room

27 videos that will make you happy

givesmehope

random acts of kindness caught on film

Here is a live kitten feed

Here is a live puppy feed

Here is a live penguin feed

Here is a live sea otter feed

Here is a live panda feed


Videos:

for the girls who are starving

for the suicidal 

for the survivors of rape or abuse

for anyone who thinks they are worthless 

for the kids who cry themselves to sleep

for the self harmers 

smoestoe:

Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.

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glitter-and-grime:

helpcorgi:

This is a general self help challenge. Feel free to shift or change things around to fit your abilities.
The key to this challenge is to do the main challenge for that day and also do the ones before (i.e. Day #8 challenge includes all the challenges up to Day #8,excluding Rest Days). This is to build good habits and encourage positive thoughts. Rest days are meant once every week.

Smile to yourself in the mirror and say something kind about yourself


Go to sleep at an appropriate hour that will allow you to get at least 8 hours of sleep


Wake up before 10am


Make yourself a healthy breakfast


Go outside for 20 minutes


Say good morning to someone


[ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.


Write one positive thing about yourself


Ask someone about their day/week


[ Special ] Make yourself a wellness toolbox. Put inside all the things that make you feel good


Wear something that makes you feel comfortable, rock it!


Wake up before 9am


Talk to someone (about anything!)


[ Rest day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.


Compliment yourself


Begin a thoughts journal, record your feelings to identify negative thoughts and tackle them into positive ones


Do stretching exercises when you wake up


Say something kind to someone


Clean your room


[ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax. 

Resources: 
Sleep calculator: [ x ]
Breakfast Ideas: [ x x x ]
Healthy Drinks: [ smoothies tea hot chocolate other ]
Wellness Toolbox ideas: [ x x ]
Online Notebook/Writing: [ x x ]
Stretching Exercises: [ x x ]
Woof woof! Corgi hopes this can help you get closer to loving yourself!

Love this idea! I think I will come with my own daily self care challenge, I tebd to neglect my self care and quickly fall into depression ad a result.

glitter-and-grime:

helpcorgi:

This is a general self help challenge. Feel free to shift or change things around to fit your abilities.

The key to this challenge is to do the main challenge for that day and also do the ones before (i.e. Day #8 challenge includes all the challenges up to Day #8,excluding Rest Days). This is to build good habits and encourage positive thoughts. Rest days are meant once every week.

  1. Smile to yourself in the mirror and say something kind about yourself

  2. Go to sleep at an appropriate hour that will allow you to get at least 8 hours of sleep

  3. Wake up before 10am

  4. Make yourself a healthy breakfast

  5. Go outside for 20 minutes

  6. Say good morning to someone

  7. [ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.

  8. Write one positive thing about yourself

  9. Ask someone about their day/week

  10. [ Special ] Make yourself a wellness toolbox. Put inside all the things that make you feel good

  11. Wear something that makes you feel comfortable, rock it!

  12. Wake up before 9am

  13. Talk to someone (about anything!)

  14. [ Rest day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.

  15. Compliment yourself

  16. Begin a thoughts journal, record your feelings to identify negative thoughts and tackle them into positive ones

  17. Do stretching exercises when you wake up

  18. Say something kind to someone

  19. Clean your room

  20. [ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax. 

Resources: 

Sleep calculator: [ x ]

Breakfast Ideas: [ x x x ]

Healthy Drinks: [ smoothies tea hot chocolate other ]

Wellness Toolbox ideas: [ x x ]

Online Notebook/Writing: [ x x ]

Stretching Exercises: [ x x ]

Woof woof! Corgi hopes this can help you get closer to loving yourself!

Love this idea! I think I will come with my own daily self care challenge, I tebd to neglect my self care and quickly fall into depression ad a result.