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Journaling for Your Mental Health

When:
May 9, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2024-05-09T13:00:00-04:00
2024-05-09T14:00:00-04:00
Where:
Monroe County Public Library Marathon

May 9th at 1 PM a representative from Baptist Health will be here to show you how journaling helps improve your mental health!

One of the ways to deal with any overwhelming emotion is to find a healthy way to express yourself. This makes a journal a helpful tool in managing your mental health. Journaling can help you:

  • Manage anxiety

  • Reduce stress

  • Cope with depression

Journaling helps control your symptoms and improve your mood by:

  • Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns

  • Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them

  • Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors

When you have a problem and you’re stressed, keeping a journal can help you identify what’s causing that stress or anxiety. Once you’ve identified your stressors, you can work on a plan to resolve the problems and reduce your stress.