((Turns out I made it long enough to be an लेख rather than a post on the Mental Health मंच XD Anyways this is और so a few quick points off the चोटी, शीर्ष of my head that might be helpful to some people, enjoy))
Anyways, Ive been asked before how the fuck I handle my mental health what with have as many disorders as I do and as shitty of a mental state and how warped my view was of the world because of it especially when I was younger. I am kind of coming to realize a lot of my recovery utilized the abnormal 'skill' of dissociating like no one else's business, but I personally believe that only reordered the way and order I had to handle it.
Even with that in mind, there are a few quick points that can be taken into consideration for the majority of people - dissociation present या not.
Also, these are tips other than the typical "see a therapist" and "take medication" and similar things. These are और so self care tips and how to set yourself up for success in recovery with या without a therapist.
1) Commit to yourself and commit to recovery.
If आप want to recover, it will not be an easy task. Mental health is hell and the worse your mental health is, the और difficult it will be. There will be a lot of moments when आप doubt या consider turning around या giving up. There will be a lot of moments when आप have to make a tough decision between something आप want या a person आप care about या your mental health and recovery. It is vital that आप understand आप need to take care of yourself and commit to staying द्वारा your own side through everything. If it comes between what आप need and what आप want, do what आप need. If it comes between what आप need and what आप want to give someone else, give yourself what आप need. Weigh out and minimize the cost of taking care of yourself, but आप can't do anything if आप aren't alive. Your mental health and life is one of the most valuable things आप own whether या not आप recognize it currently.
आप can assist further into doing this if आप pause, take a step back, and look at how your mental health is affecting your life. Do not panic when आप do it, just reflect on where आप are and what dysfunction it might be causing you. It might look bad, but everything is fixable. Look at where आप are now, and create an image - a goal - an understanding of what it could be like if आप didn't have this weighing आप down.
2) Try to be as honest with yourself as possible, but accept all that आप find.
This one is a lot easier कहा then done but it is vital to healing yourself. Be honest with yourself. Regularly look back upon your emotions, your thoughts, आप mental state, your behavior, and see where आप are and if this is really what आप want and if this is really what आप think is genuinely the healthiest thing आप can be doing. Are आप being toxic to yourself या someone else? Are आप working against your own cause? Are आप a lot और depressed than you've been telling yourself? If आप find something wrong about the way आप are living and your mental health, don't panic! Take a moment to process it and digest it, but relax. You've been doing this for a while, nothing immediate bad will happen because आप have been living this way. आप can fix this as well, but understand what आप are / have been doing and realize that it is an issue that आप need to work on. It might not be easy या an immediate fix, but understand that it is something आप can work on and add it to the सूची of things to keep track of and to research into fixing.
Mental health is one step at a time. Nothing has to be done immediately. It may be fixed tomorrow and that would be great, but it could take a month, a year, आप have a life time to fix it. If whatever it is makes आप depressed या suicidal, understand that as long as आप don't kill yourself, आप have endless और time to fix it than आप would if आप were to kill yourself. Relax, आप have time. Nothing has to happen fast.
3) Don't rush recovery.
This has been mentioned a few times already, but mental health doesnt recover over night. It is a slow and painstaking process. Don't pressure yourself to suddenly get better and take it at a pace that is comfortable and okay for you. Yes, आप might be doing some unhealthy things, but the और आप get mad at yourself and the और आप punish yourself and the और pressure आप put on yourself, the और harm आप are doing to yourself. I'm sure आप प्यार when people are patient enough to listen to आप and understand your issues - या at the very least, आप know others appreciate when आप are patient enough to understand theirs. Be your own friend and just slow down and be patient in your recovery. It is frustrating, but it will come eventually.
4) Research into different therapy methods and borrow practices, exercises and tricks from them.
I summarized a few smaller points into this. Therapy isn't just arm chair talking about your childhood and the dreams आप have. There are a lot of studied, researched methods to help combat depression, trauma, anxiety, personality disorders, impulsive behavior, phobias, intrusive thoughts, dissociation, and so on and so on. There is a lot of information out there for आप to try to help आप use on yourself, ESPECIALLY if आप can not go to therapy / see a professional yourself. A few of my प्रिय borrow from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy.
One CBT thing comes from understanding your thoughts and behaviors and dishing them down to core beliefs that your mind has wired itself to be automatically true that strongly influence how आप perceive the world and handle self talk and self dialogue. When आप come to an extremely negative / self depricating statement, thought, या belief, pause for a सेकंड and ask yourself "Why" "Why" "Why" until आप get to a general statement about the world, yourself, या others that आप feel is true, then put it on trial. Make a सूची either mentally या physically and find all the evidence that आप could for the statement being true and the statement being false and see if what आप believe is actually the most likely case in reality.
As for Exposure Therapy, it generalizes into one of my key mottos for recovery. If there is something आप want to be able to do / think आप should be able to do / need to change but are extremely uncomfortable with it, take small steps into the uncomfortable territory. Don't push yourself immediately into it as that will only cause harm, but slowly get और and और into it. Get used to the uncomfortable feeling and slowly open yourself back up to whatever was holding yourself back. Are आप socially anxious? Do आप feel like no one cares? Do आप feel that if आप open up to someone, आप are going to get cruelly hurt? Slowly start trying to fight against it. Slowly change your behavior and see how that goes as often times it isn't as bad as your thoughts make आप believe. Slowly आप will compound evidence that it isnt and slowly the scary and extremely uncomfortable situation will get less uncomfortable
5) Reach out for help; या at least journal.
In the end, it is very important to try to get help and support from others, may it be friends, a professional, your family, etc. It helps आप keep track of yourself and it helps आप understand your emotions better. It gives आप people who can reflect upon you, support you, and help आप immensely through the difficult journey.
If आप can not get yourself to currently do this, then at least let yourself express, vent, and let out your issues to yourself either through a journal या a video या art या something that lets आप express the emotions आप are going through at the current moment. Let yourself be yourself and let it out.