For many, creativity and taking care of mental health tend to go hand in hand. Creative exercises and expression are often a great form of self-care, as are the routines associated with them. But what do you do when your mental health doesn't allow you to live up to your creative potential?
We recently asked mental health experts, along with members of the BuzzFeed Community, to share the best ways to stay creative when your mental health isn't at its best. Here are some of their suggestions: