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February Is All About Self-Love

Is Self-Care Selfish? Self-Centeredness vs. Selflessness in Mental Health

“In life, we often find ourselves swaying to the rhythms of obligations, responsibilities, and the needs of others. Amidst all this, it’s easy to lose sight of the most essential melody: the tune of self-care and self-love. We tend to gravitate towards our daily obligations and responsibilities and repress the self-care necessary to allow us to carry on these activities. By providing ourselves with these acts of love, we can prioritize our well-being alongside the other essential parts of our lives, not instead of them. We answer the question “Is self-care selfish?” with a resounding no, remembering that to invest in our communities and incite change, we must first fill our own cup.”

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We know from Active Minds’ mental health survey that 74% of high school students report having experienced stress or anxiety as a result of COVID-19. So, we wanted to reach out to them directly to learn more. We invite you to watch this short video by students, for students. Then share their message far and wide: it is okay to not be okay.

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