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What self-help steps can I take for mental health problems?

In addition to following your treatment plan with your therapist and taking your medication, self-help steps are an important part of treating mental illness. Setting a routine, such as eating regular meals and having a regular bedtime, can be helpful. Regular physical activity can help reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Make time for yourself each day - do something you enjoy or spend time with family or friends. Many people find that keeping a journal helps them understand their illness.

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