Quickstart Guide to Improving Mental Health & Q&A with Dr. Dawn Elise Snipes

Today Dr. Dawn Elise Snipes presented a Quickstart Guide to Improving Mental Health for Mental Health Month 2020

Nutrition: Download a nutrition journal like SparkPeople and track your nutrient intake. Water, Ca, Mg, Fe, B-vitamins, Omega-3s, Potassium, Vitamins C, D & E
Sleep: Create a sleep routine, eliminate nicotine, alcohol and caffeine before bed, don’t over or under hydrate, pay attention to ergonomics
Sunlight to set circadian rhythms which impact eating, sleeping and cortisol levels
Exercise: For pain relief, oxygen and endorphins
News and Negativity: 5:1
Environment: Add the happy (sights, smells, sounds)
Recreation: Do something fun each day
Relaxation: Mental (guided imagery), Physical (Progressive muscular relaxation
Radical Acceptance and Distress Tolerance (SCREAM: Serenity, Cognitive Restructuring, Emotions, Activities, Mindfulness)
Relationships: Positive social support, Self-compassion


3 thoughts on “Quickstart Guide to Improving Mental Health & Q&A with Dr. Dawn Elise Snipes”

  1. Dr. I’m taking Lexapro 15 mg since March 28 2020 due to my stress and panic attack and anxiety attacks. But I’m still not feeling well theirs days I feel good and their days I feel bad. I haven’t been sleeping well. I feel back neck pain I still feel scared emotionally physical. I just don’t know what to do no more. I take one A day multivitamins because they say vitamins work. Also it’s affecting my self to socialize with my kids and family. What can I do?

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