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Kindness for Self Monthly Issue - Mental Health Check In

As the days get darker sooner and the news becomes more concerning, the need for intentional self-compassion increases.

Self Compassion

Compassion fatigue

Caring for others can lead to compassion fatigue. Signs to watch for:
  • Becoming grumpy
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Moving away from others - physically and/or emotionally
  • Eating more or less
  • Questioning the meaning of life
  • A sense of dread
  • Mistrust
  • Feeling like you are pulled in too many directions

What can you do?

Remember what's important to you in life - Say NO more often; observe your own limits
Talk to yourself the same way you would talk to a friend - Notice other's emotions without trying to fix them
Be kind to yourself by listening to what you are saying to yourself - Change unkind thoughts to kinder interpretations - Adopt an encouraging tone with yourself

Resource of The Month

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is committed to providing accessible voice, text and chat crisis intervention and suicide prevention services, including postvention programs. We endeavour to provide emotional support during times of crisis, information about community resources, education intended to promote community wellness, and reduce the incidence of suicide. We value the principals of confidentiality, non-judgmental acceptance, and respect for diversity, personal empowerment, and cooperation.

1-888-494-3888

Credits:

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools