Promote psychological self-care

May is mental health awareness month. Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) has designed Mental Wellness for Students cards to promote mental health. Each card includes simple, practical tips that encourage students to engage and connect. Today’s card focuses on psychological self-care: Learning new things, practicing mindfulness and using creativity, such as:

  • Making time for self-reflection
  • Engaging in personal psychotherapy
  • Writing in a journal
  • Trying new things
  •  Improving ability to say no to extra responsibilities

Take a moment to think of an activity of psychological self-care that you want to focus on and how you will engage in it. Identify when, where and how frequently you will engage in the activity. Share with someone in your social circle and ask for support to encourage you to engage in your psychological self-care.