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18 Ways to Build Mental Strength, Without ‘Manning Up’

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Often, it’s not the news that causes you stress but the sense of helplessness that it evokes. The solution is to align yourself with people whose actions you admire, whether in person, or by supporting and following an online campaign. In other words, trade passive news consumption for active participation. Taking the Black Lives Matter movement as an example, Eugene Ellis, director of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network, points to the mental health benefits of seeking solidarity. “It is not just a political act,” he says. “It’s an antidote to the feelings of powerlessness that many of us experience. When you start to engage, you discover that below the hopelessness is connection. And when you find connection, it’s easier to know what to do.”

Often, it’s not the news that causes you stress but the sense of helplessness that it evokes. The solution is to align yourself with people whose actions you admire, whether in person, or by supporting and following an online campaign. In other words, trade passive news consumption for active participation.

Taking the Black Lives Matter movement as an example, Eugene Ellis, director of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network, points to the mental health benefits of seeking solidarity. “It

is not just a political act,” he says. “It’s an antidote to the feelings of powerlessness that many of us experience. When you start to engage, you discover that below the hopelessness is connection. And when you find connection, it’s easier

to know what to do.”

https://www.menshealth.com/uk/mental-strength/g34393188/mental-health-help/

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