milwaukee – One of your resolutions might be to focus more on your mental health in 2023. One expert said dabbing yourself to get through 2022 is a great way to start.
“People need to trust themselves to get to 2023,” said David Getzkow, a mental health expert.
Guetzkow, a mental health professional at the 16th Street Community Health Center, believes there were many events in 2022 that will affect people’s mental health.
“We’ve been through everything from pandemics to vaccines to dealing with different viruses. It’s flu season and we live in Wisconsin. We don’t have a lot of sunshine right now. said Getzkou.
Guetzkow said the first step to being mentally healthy in 2023 is to pat yourself on the back.
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“It takes five minutes to breathe. A crisis can be stressful,” Guetzkow said. “Whether it’s a blank slate, a solution, or dealing with your own mental health, try to act in terms of prevention. Five minutes can make a big difference in your day.”
Guetzkow recommends turning to support systems when you need help, but if you need professional help, don’t hesitate to find it.
“When it comes to mental health and medication management, no one refuses service,” Guetzkow said.
He also suggests making self-care a way of life rather than a solution.
“Be your best self, be your best self. Don’t be afraid to put yourself first,” said Getzkou.
16th Street Community Health Center
The 16th Street Community Health Center is one of many resources within the community that can help focus on mental health.
Milwaukee has several mental health resources available.