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Mental health tips from 75 therapists

I asked my therapist friends for their best mental health tips. 75 responded. I’m sharing my favorites and helping you apply them to your life today!

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/AliMattu/status/1030845106356715521

Special thanks to Elizabeth S., Tyler D., Anna H., Arnt J., Collin P., Evan A., Imran M., Sam D., Ryan L., Sophie Y., Ahmed Y, Israel P., Neuro Transmissions, Eric E., Eve P., Lauren K., BrainCraft, Aaron F., Samuel H., and Marisa H. for making this episode possible! Learn how you can help me make The Psych Show and get exclusive behind the scenes access in return at https://www.Patreon.com/ThePsychShow.

Topics Discussed:
* Mental health awareness
* Social support
* How to make friends
* Behavioral activation for depression
* Committing to values, meaning in life
* Understanding your emotions
* Deep breathing
* Mindfulness
* Grounding skills
* Self care routine
* Sleep hygiene and insomnia
* Cognitive therapy and acceptance
* Dialectical thinking
* Assertiveness
* Celebrating and sharing your passions
* Behavior change

Learn more:
* What is mental health: https://youtu.be/4SwuF-wWkUs
* How to make friends: https://youtu.be/tGgaU2bhm88
* The simple way to treat depression: https://youtu.be/Gljq2FHzTvY
* How to change your emotions: https://youtu.be/_PxY-SPGl4w
* Learn deep breathing: https://youtu.be/6hYflDNyhJg
* A beginner’s guide to mindfulness: https://youtu.be/20LRW1u4Y2k
* My self-care routine: https://youtu.be/IbDqFfvHdL4
* Facing your fears: https://youtu.be/2z-ZGt_vD5A
* How I used to hide my passions: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2017/1/6/exposure-erika-check-hayden-ali-mattu
* How to change your behavior: https://youtu.be/6MNHVxybqKA

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THE PSYCH SHOW! Creating mental health videos that educate, entertain, and empower! Produced, written, and edited by clinical psychologist Ali Mattu, Ph.D. All videos are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute clinical advice.

If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:
– call 9-1-1 in the United States or your country’s emergency number: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_emergency_telephone_numbers
– call the Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) in the United States or a global crisis hotlines: http://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/
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– go to your nearest hospital emergency room


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  1. What are your favorite mental health tips?

  2. Nature helps me when I feel that I cant think straight

  3. My Mental health Therapist comes to my house for our sessions I'm agoraphobic and have many issues dating back to growing up leaving home at 15 due to abuse and things just got worse Life is a struggle at 72yrs old now I still struggle But my therapist Laura has shown me how to cope with many of my issues I could go on and on but then i would be writing my own book about life Good luck to all don't give up Don't like your therapist keep looking for a new one Who understands you And can learn from you

  4. I try to take good care for my body health.

  5. I have been seeing a holistic chiropractor and he has taught me to breathe in a new way and it has really relaxed me.

  6. I do my breathing exercises. I take my dogs outside to my backyard and we just play and settle down and watch nature out in the woods behind my home.

  7. I have Mental iisues and it sometimes scares me. I have also been in a mental Hospital That was even more scarier. You see all kinds of Mental Hospital patients and what they go through.I am so glad to hear you on my iPad today. It gave me more ideas of what I can do to help me and may have an impack on someone that is willing to be helped.. I wasn't willing or was scared to get it when it was right there in frontofme.

  8. I make sure I take time out each day for myself to decompress & have some quiet time. Find this really helps to bring me back ‘online’ with myself and helps relieve the stress of the day.

  9. I am trying to eliminate the toxic people in my life without hurting feelings!!

  10. Very interesting, thank you.

  11. 7:27
    Schoolsystem: I'm gonna pretend I didn't see that.

  12. Ugh, I'm afraid that I will die some day, and apparently, 100% of people born more than 120 years ago have died, so I guess my fear is very justified… This video isn't helping me, lol.

  13. Because of this video, I thought that things would be less stressful than I expected, and that changed what I expected, which made things way more stressful than I expected…

  14. Fantastic video. Thanks so much for putting this together. It's a major boon for so many individuals. Thanks for sharing!

  15. My favourite mental health tip is that life isn't always happy. Don't expect it to be, so don't chase fleeting happiness, rather find things that are meaningful to you and chase those instead.

  16. I will definitely follow 9:45 👍

  17. Love this, love all videos so far! I think acceptance is the master key . Acceptance put us in observer mode and not only recognize a feeling, emotional or thought but enjoy it and release – it could take seconds, minutes or days – but you'll have a full experience and this is freedom!

  18. Such a great video! Definitely going to share… The S.U.I.T.E

  19. Connection w people as long as their not narcs

  20. I like this show/channel so far. 3rd video deep. Tho, I’m not big into a majority of the things I’ve learned about psychology. And it’s use and application or misuse and misunderstandings on my loved ones including myself (from a newly spiritual place I say that last part.). If I had to contribute any tips it would be to go with your instincts and gut feelings when trying to help a friend in serious need… especially if you recognize and are recognized often by others as an empathic person… you probably already feel and no what to do.*

    *sorry to say that if u have been diagnosed with any schizophrenia type differences in behavior… I’m not so sure that applies and also I’m not a medical dr. Just thoughts n tips.

  21. Connect to ppl ? I rather die .

  22. Am doing Psychology Honours , Specializing with Community and Health ….. # you have some aspects that I want to achieve 😀😀😀😀

  23. My mental illness is severe.

  24. I'm from Canada. The most schooling I'd be willing to do is up to a master's in psychology. Do you think I could still be successful as a clinical psychologist, how much more successful would a psy.d or PhD make you.

    P.S – would you recommend a bachelor of arts or science in psychology

  25. I am an avid #MentalHealthAwareness advocate and performer, and I love this so much. I travel the country trying to bring that awareness on stages, in classrooms, hospitals, and on my YouTube channel, so I get excited when I see other advocates. 💙❤

  26. 1. Put yourself in the shoes of others before acting out of emotion.
    2. Nothing is more important than your mental well-being, take time for yourself and do something that brings happiness to you.
    3. Instead of relying on old information that you learned as lets say as a kid, go out and re-learn things that you are loyal too. Religion, Politics, Hobbies, even random facts, because you will be surprised to find out a lot of information embedded in your brain from an early age is either out-dated by modern society standards, or has been proven to be true or not.

  27. These are all so important. I'm trying to get my anxiety down because I ran out of refills and its so high that I can't seem to calm down. I've been feeling like I'm in a dream, like nothings real and I'm so lightheaded and anxious AF. I just want to stay inside and wait until I can get to my doctor again. So shaky too. I hate this. The only thing that's gotten me to somewhat calm down is I learned how to finger knit. I had some chunky loopy yarn and made a scarf. That only worked for like an hour though. Then I ran out of yarn. So my favorite tip is find something you can give all your focus to. Even if its just an hour. It still helps.

  28. Animals are another great tool! I rescued an adorable pit bull in August and as hard as it's been to help her work through her past abuse it's been so rewarding and just as good for me as it has been for her! I rarely have been as proud in my life as I am of her. It's only been 3 months but she's already a totally different dog! She's helped my sleep too and brings me out of getting stuck on my bed in hard moments when she literally gets in my face.

  29. I think anyone can benefit from watching this video. I especially loved your thought experiment to identify what holds value to you, I have had trouble connecting with things that are meaningful to me but using your experiment I can make a quick list and start to build around those things 😀

  30. Anyone can help me understand the part where he talks about 100th birthday/values/life meaning? 🙂

  31. This video was very helpful for me. Thank you very much.

  32. Hey I have a lip licking tic that embarrasses me in public, any tips. Or competing response I can do to the tic

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