Feeling sad or anxious, or depressed is normal. Feeling heavy at heart or not feeling very good is a part of life that you can always overcome. Your mental health pal has developed some comforting activities that can help enhance your mood. 

Remember, we are there for you always. 

These self-help exercises are not a substitute for any expert care. If you require medical attention or have difficulties with your mental health, please see a doctor or therapist. If you’re in a crisis or considering self-harm, helplines can offer free, confidential assistance.

Call The NAMI Helpline at


In a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741

Step 1

Self-compassion is like motherhood; you have to take a break from everything and show self-compassion to yourself.

Step 2

There are tough times when you might get overwhelmed with feelings and even feel anxious, but at times like that, you need to be strong and treat yourself with love and compassion.

Step 3

You need to treat yourself like someone going through tough times. Say comforting words to yourself, talk to yourself with care and love.

Step 4

Always remember, “If your compassion doesn’t include you, it is believed to be incomplete”.