How to Manage Your Anxiety, PTSD, and Depression the Holistic Way

When managing your mental health, it’s vital to assess not only the medications your doctors recommend, but your diet and coping mechanisms as well.

To effectively treat your anxiety, PTSD, and Depression so you can have the best quality of life possible, keep reading for tips on how I manage my symptoms that you can use for yourself.

Tip #1: Change Your Diet

There are several food options that can control your symptoms naturally, but it would take forever to list them all, so I’m not going to.

Instead, I’m going to list the most beneficial ones that I personally use for myself when I can work it into my budget.

Anxiety and PTSD-Friendly Diet Changes

Tip #2: Take Vitamins and Supplements With Science-Backed Health Benefits

Taking a daily multivitamin is good for you regardless of if you have mental or physical issues that would require you to take one.

These are the vitamins and supplements I recommend for anxiety and PTSD that I take/have taken myself:

Tip #3: Transition From Unhealthy Coping Habits to Healthier Ones

Unhealthy coping mechanisms for anxiety, PTSD, and depression will tank your physical health, which makes your mental health even worse. 

Some things to avoid are:

  • Recreational Drugs (Not CBD and Marijuana, which have proven benefits for people suffering from these disorders with very little risk or side effects)
  • Cigarettes
  • Alcohol 
  • Soda
  • Video Games
  • Avoidance (avoiding people or certain topics because you don’t like conflict)
  • Risky Sexual Behavior
  • Thrill Seeking Such As Driving Fast and Out of Control
  • Excessive Sleeping

Healthy Coping Mechanisms

  • Reading
  • Journaling 
  • Writing
  • Gardening
  • Making Art
  • Crocheting/Knitting
  • Hiking
  • Go to the Park
  • Take a Walk
  • Play With Pets
  • Volunteer at Animal or Homeless Shelters
  • Exercise
  • Take a Hot Bath or Shower (I recommend the Great Value lavender and melatonin Epsom Salt and Liquid Epsom Salt—couldn’t find the product on Walmart’s website)
  • Meditate
  • Listen to Music
  • Play an Instrument
  • Sing
  • Dance
  • Talk to Someone You Trust
  • Take a Class or Online Course
  • Watch Self-Help and Educational Videos (YouTube has plenty—check out my playlists on my channel to get you started:

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