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Why is Healthy Self-esteem Important to Our Mental Health?

by | Feb 6, 2023 | Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Video

Forward, Together with western tidewater community services board

February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month and we want to talk about the importance of healthy self-esteem and why it matters for a happy life.

What is Self-esteem?

Self-esteem is how we think about and value ourselves. It’s based on our opinions and beliefs about ourselves, which can be difficult to change, and has a direct link to our mental health and our quality of life.

Why Self-esteem Matters When it Comes to Our Mental Health

Low self-esteem is linked to anxiety and depression. When we have low self-esteem, we view ourselves, and the lives we lead, in a more negative light. That’s why healthy self-esteem is so important.

Increasing your self-esteem isn’t always easy, but it can be done, and it’s worth it.

So, what’s the key to boosting your self-esteem?

In the following video, Jenna Haton, a Peer Recovery Specialist at WTCSB, talks about the link between your self-esteem and your mental health, and how to improve both.

To learn more about self-esteem and how to boost it, watch the video.

Your Happiness Matters

We all face challenges in life, and we all feel sad or unhappy with ourselves or our lives sometimes, but if that feels like the norm for you, we want you to know that you don’t have to feel like that. You can learn to love yourself, and lead a life that you love.

If you’re ready to make a change and have the life that you deserve, we are here for you.

Make an appointment online for same-day access today, or call us at 757-758-5106.

Do you need to talk to someone now? Call the Region Five Crisis Center anytime, 24/7, at 757-656-7755.

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