171: Quick Tips To Support Your Mental Health When Life Happens

by neeta bhushan


In this episode of The Brave Table, Dr. Neeta addresses the emotional toll of witnessing and living through intense global events, particularly the impact of conflict and war on people’s mental health. Dr. Neeta shares her own experiences and offers guidance on protecting your mental well-being during such challenging times. She emphasizes the importance of allowing yourself to grieve, checking in on friends and loved ones who are directly affected, and coming from a place of love and compassion. She also discusses the role of gratitude and contributing to charities as ways to maintain a sense of control and support during crises.

In this episode we talk about…

  • Acknowledging the Emotional Impact: Dr. Neeta discusses the heavy emotional toll that global crises can have on individuals, including feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and rage.
  • Taking Time to Grieve: She highlights the importance of allowing oneself to grieve and process emotions, emphasizing that it’s essential to avoid suppressing these feelings.
  • Coping with Media Exposure: The episode explores the effects of constant exposure to distressing news on mental health and suggests taking breaks from such exposure.
  • Transmuting Anger and Pain: Dr. Neeta mentions the importance of channeling anger and pain into productive actions and conversations aimed at creating a more compassionate and understanding world.
  • Embracing Gratitude and Supporting Charities: She discusses how practicing gratitude, even in challenging times, can help rewire the brain and maintain a sense of control and positivity. As well as supporting charities or initiatives related to global crises as a way to make a positive impact.

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Discussion Question:

In times of global crisis, how do you personally cope with the emotional toll of witnessing such events, and what strategies do you use to protect your mental health while also contributing to positive change?

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