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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Recovery isn’t about blocking out or denying that there is a problem. Recovery is looking at that problem from a different angle & exploring what you can do to reduce your suffering. Recovery isn’t about taking away, it’s about adding. Adding better defence mechanisms, patience & understanding.

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I always hear “It’s okay not to be okay” and for a while I needed to hear that, but there was something else I needed to hear but didn’t realize until today. I was struggling with guilt about moving on and leaving the past behind and healing myself.
My therapist said this:
“It’s okay to be okay. It is okay to move on. It is okay to heal. It is okay to be happy. It is okay to be alright. You are not deserting anyone. You are not abandoning the people still in the dark place. You are taking care of yourself and there is NOTHING wrong with that.” By Internal Acceptance Movement:   (via lyrlouwho)

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If you struggle with self-care and see this, stop what you’re doing


  • 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