FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 13, 2023) - Valentine’s Day is mainly thought of as the day of love, but some might not get thoughts of cupid and hearts when February 14 rolls around. For some this holiday can bring stress, a feeling of loneliness, and resurrect unwanted memories from the past. These feelings can increase depression and make someone feel as if they are not good enough. Follow these steps to make your mental health a priority this Valentine’s Day.
- Love Yourself – You must love yourself before you can love someone else. Do things that you find relaxing and make you happy.
- List those who have loved you – If you find yourself feeling lonely or unloved, make a list and think about the people that have loved you and shown you compassion. Focus on the way that these people made you feel and remind yourself of these positive connections that you’ve made.
- Treat Yourself – Buy yourself your favorite meal or that special gift that you’ve been wanting. After all, you have to put yourself first!
- Take a break from social media for the day – While you love seeing updates from your family and friends, Valentine’s Day might be a good day to take a break and focus on yourself. Social media can oftentimes put us in a darker place than we realize.
- Seek support if needed – Please ask for help if you are struggling this Valentine's Day. There are many resources available to assist you during this time. You can find a list of helpful resources on our website, https://thriveway.com/blogs/resources.
About ThriveWay: ThriveWay is the leading peer-to-peer prevention and support company in the nation, empowering students to be academically, socially and emotionally successful; to recognize and resolve conflict; to value diversity; and to be advocates for positive change and healthy choices. Through their evidence-based Peer Helpers PLUS program, they partner with schools to promote the mental health of youth, teach peer advocacy and reduce student violence and suicide. For more information visit ThriveWay.com