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4 Myths About Mental Health You Need to Know

Don’t believe everything you hear.

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When it comes to health and fitness, it’s not just about your physical well-being; your mental health is just as important! We want to make sure you’re taking care of yourself from head to toe, so we’re here to break the stigma around mental health and create a supportive culture. No matter your age, we want you to feel comfortable reaching out for help when needed, my sweat sisters!

Lately, mental health has been getting more recognition, slowly stepping out of the shadows. Finally, people realize its significance. But guess what? There are still some persistent myths floating around. Don’t worry, though. We’ve got your back! Keep reading to uncover four common misconceptions that need to be busted.

1. It Can’t Be Fixed

Your mental state is not fixed or stagnant- it is susceptible to positive change. When grappling with mental disarray, you should never get caught up in the belief that you’ll be stuck in that position forever. Change is possible, and any effort you put toward it will be rewarded.

2. It’s A Sign of Weakness

Mental turmoil happens to ALL of us. It is not a sign of weakness or any fault on your behalf. We’ve all fallen on hard times before, and powering through these moments and working toward healing is actually a testimony to your strength.

3. It Makes You A Burden

Don’t hesitate to reach out to those you love when you’re feeling down. That’s what community is for! Rest assured that your friends, family, and loved ones will not feel burdened by you during your time of need. They’ll be equally as ready and receptive toward you as you would be toward them.

4. Treatment is Expensive

Bettering your mental state and alleviating symptoms of mental illness is not something that has to be costly or expensive at all. In fact, many resources are out there for no charge! Platforms such as BetterHelp and TherapyForBlackGirls can connect you with licensed professionals who can work with you at affordable rates. There are also plenty of online platforms that can offer you practical, at-home, and completely free methods of self-care and healing that can aid you along your mental health journey. Consider starting with our Soul category!

You are not alone, #SweatSisters. Chime in and let us know how you’re feeling!

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