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The Francene Marie Show

Saturday 6:00am-7:00am

INDIO, CA - APRIL 30: Musician Mo Pitney performs onstage during 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 30, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
If they want to take the stigma off of mental health, we should call it mental wealth. Mental health has become a bigger focus on the world, which is amazing, but we still have problems treating people that are insured and  underinsured.

  • Taking deep breaths is key during the day. When you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, take 5 second deep breathes. This sends a message to the brain telling it that everything is okay. 
  • Emotion Awareness. We can’t change that we have mental illnesses but we can change how we react to them.  Allow yourself to feel your emotions, but only allow yourself a certain period so you can come back to reality. 
  • Mental Reframing. Turn a negative into a positive. Instead of getting mad and lashing out on the car in front of you on your way to work because they are driving to slow, be thankful that they’re being cautious keeping you safe. Everything you feel is bad, point out a positive. 
  • Acceptance. Accept that sometimes life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Accept that you won’t always be okay and accept that you can’t prevent it. Once you accept that you have a mental illness, you will be able to help guide it and handle it every time it gives you a bump in the road.