Not everybody is drawn to sports, however. We also offer dance therapy and music therapy as outlets for kids to get active and express themselves. But it’s not always easy to get ourselves moving, especially when we are going through a tough time in our lives.
“I think the hard part is sometimes when we’re feeling depressed or anxious we go into that freeze kind of state or situation where we just don’t want to get up and do something,” said Jackie Ader, a therapist at Mercy Home.
“Sometimes I’ll just make an idea, like let’s go on a walk for therapy, or walk Pongo – little things like that. Just kind of meeting them where they’re at, but also encouraging that physical activity.”
We encourage you to build activities into your own life that will help you stay in touch with your own mental health. Be sure to also take our mental health quiz to test your smarts!
If you or somebody you know is struggling with mental health, we encourage you to seek help right away.