In the wake of the recent news of the passing of Miss USA 2019 Chelsie Kryst, we can’t help but be reminded of how much mental health matters. It seems like all around the world today, there’s an outcry for medical providers, organizations, corporations and even governments to pay closer attention to the mental health needs of the persons in their care.
At MISS Academy, we choose to say we hear you and we are here because we care! Our focus has been on the holistic health of every girl that walks through our doors, translating to their holy-cow beauty. We understand that in order to radiate on the outside, it begins with the matters on the inside that aren’t as easy to see. And chief among these is the matters of the mind.
So what can we leave you with, a casual reader coming to our MISS blog for some BFF advice? Firstly, know that there’s never any shame in admitting when things are not okay. The first barrier to getting help is the stigma associated with mental health matters. So know that you are all the more powerful, all the more confident when you have the courage to admit that you need support!
Secondly, always talk to the pros! Your friends might tell you what you want to hear, but a mental health professional will tell you what you need to know and also give you the tools to navigate those hurdles that a good cry and strong hug may not be able to get you over. Remember that seeking health is not a sign of weakness, but rather the strongest thing you can do for yourself and those that love you.
Finally, cherish the good times while they roll! Studies show that living with an attitude of gratitude is one of the best ways to combat stress and depression and can be a great habit to incorporate into your life from today. When you cherish today’s sunshine, tomorrow’s rain storm seems but a passing cloud. The truth is that life comes in ebbs and flows and and we can’t appreciate the highs without the lows. So cherish every moment as there’s always something to be grateful for.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of harming themselves or others, please call the National Sucide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ You are never alone, and help is always here.