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Mental Health Champions: How Michael Jann of ‘Bug Therapy’ Is Helping To Promote Mental Wellness

Don’t be afraid. Therapy is awesome. It’s not someone telling you what to do. It’s someone helping you understand what you’re doing — and why. And offering insights on how to have a better life. What’s the downside in that?

  1. Don’t be afraid. Therapy is awesome. It’s not someone telling you what to do. It’s someone helping you understand what you’re doing — and why. And offering insights on how to have a better life. What’s the downside in that?
  2. Society? How about teaching mental health half as much as we teach algebra? (Sorry, mathematicians!) But mental-health literacy might really help kids. How about teaching them: Your mood is literally programmable: Exercise = endorphins = better mood. Meditation = calm = better perspective. I didn’t know this until recently!
  3. The government: Maybe make it easier to find a therapist, and get started. Make it free, make it easy: Dare people to ask for help!
  1. I meditate every morning. Not touching your cell-phone or lap-top for 20 minutes works miracles — try it!
  2. I exercise — a lot. (Thank you, Peloton!) Seriously: your mood is programmable! Literally programmable. You can change how you feel in minutes, via the wonder drug: sweat!
  3. Make gratitude lists. It might be an Oprah thing. I do it. It works! It’s hard to be miserable after listing five things you’re grateful for.
  4. Don’t eat junk-food! It’s called junk for a reason. You are what you eat.
  5. Doing something for someone else is magical. It’s world changing. Not for them — for you.

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Yitzi Weiner

Yitzi Weiner

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