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Put your mental health first
February 8, 2012, 3:49 PM
So, how are you feeling today? How is your mood? Are you feeling optimistic or a bit discouraged? Have you been feeling more down than up, lately? Why not take this moment and check-in with yourself? As a caregiver, you’re at greater risk of developing depression which can be incapacitating if left untreated.
may help you get a better read on what you may or may not be experiencing so that you can seek assistance from a health care professional. But you don’t need to do a self-screen in order to seek help. If you think you’re depressed, call your family doctor today or seek out other
Put yourself first on this one. Think of it like the oxygen masks that appear from above when something goes wrong on an airplane. Adults travelling with small children are advised to put their mask on first so that they can in turn care for their children. Same rule applies here.
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