21 Tumblr Posts That Have Your Back When You're Feeling Low

    "You don't have to be sicker to get help."

    1. When things are totally overwhelming, here's a list of activities you can try to occupy your time with.

    2. Making a self-care list is especially useful if you've been affected by some of the harrowing events recently.

    3. If you struggle with self-harm, here are some ways to break the cycle.

    4. Remember that you can get help at any point.

    5. It's OK to put yourself first.

    6. Even if you're properly looking after yourself, you might not get better overnight. It's OK to take your time.

    7. Physically writing out your self-care list may be soothing when your brain is in overdrive.

    8. Remember to actually set aside time to read, rest, and watch your favourite TV shows.

    9. Take your medication, go to your therapist, attend support groups, and keep using the tools that are available to you.

    10. Try being creative. Use paint, markers, crayons, and pencils to keep your hands busy.

    11. Try hanging up reminders in your living space.

    12. Ignore that voice in your head that wants to put you down.

    13. Build yourself an emotional toolkit you can turn to when things get tough.

    14. Don't let your insecurities cripple you.

    15. This Boggle the Owl poster is often found in waiting rooms and it's here to remind you to give yourself some well-deserved credit.

    16. Because asking for help is really, really brave.

    17. Try and remember all the little things you enjoy doing.

    18. It's perfectly OK to cry. Just look after yourself.

    19. And don't forget to treat yourself like you would treat a good friend.

    20. Distancing yourself from people who make you feel worse is a good idea.

    21. And at any point if it's getting too much: Slow down, take your time, and breathe. You're only human.

    If you need information and practical advice on depression, you can call the Rethink advice and information service on 0300 5000 927 (10am–2pm), if you’re in the UK.

    The Depression Alliance, a charity for people with depression, has a network of self-help groups.

    You can call the Samaritans for confidential support if you’re experiencing feelings of distress or despair on 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline).

    And you can call the Crisis Call Center at 1-800-273-8255 at any time of the day if you’re based in the US.