3 Tips To Combat Anxiety

Anxiety: we've all battled this one. It keeps you up at night, stressed during the day, and completely overwhelmed 24/7.

Here are three easy tips to overcome anxiety.

1. Reach out for help

          You'd be surprised to see how much reaching out for help can help. Whether you want to talk to a therapist or a friend, speaking about your feelings out loud makes everything seem a little easier, trust us. There is a lot of negativity surrounding therapy, but us at M.I.N.T strongly suggest having access to a therapist if you have one available.

Talkspace, iPrevail, and 7 Cups of Tea are free online therapy websites you can use!

2. Start writing

    Everyone needs an outlet to throw any negativity/ harsh feelings into. Our favorite tool is writing. Buy a journal, or open up Google Drive, and start writing all of your thoughts down. No harm in writing to specific people, too: you don't have to mail a letter that you write online!

3. Don't be ashamed

Since we speak to a ton of kids per day, we're familiar with what teens are dealing with. A common trend we see is a fear or insecurity of admitting you deal with anxiety. Whether you deal with anxiety, substance abuse, or depression, you have a right to be open and honest with what you're dealing with. Never be ashamed to talk about your situation with anyone, because you live in a world where you deserve to be treated with love + kindness all of the time.

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