Today I, ____________________, will do all I can to safeguard my physical and emotional health.
“Your emotional health in also important and may affect your spiritual and physical well-being. Disappointment and occasional sadness are part of this mortal life. However, if you have prolonged feelings of sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, or depression, talk with your parents and your bishop and seek help.” – For the Strength of Youth
I, ____________________, commit to take care of my emotional health today and until August 23. I will also seek help if needed.
“Remember… we all have our own challenges to work out while passing the tests of mortality, and we probably often think ours are the most difficult. Recognize limitations; no one can do everything. When you have done the best you can, be satisfied and don’t look back and second-guess, wondering how you could have done more. Be at peace within yourselves. Rather than berate yourself for what you didn’t do, congratulate yourself for what you did… Remember, our Heavenly Father never expects more of us than we can do” – Be an Example of the Believers by M. Russell Ballard
Links for more information:
How to Be Happy by Marlin K. Jensen is about, well, how to be happy.
Like a Broken Vessel by Jeffrey R. Holland. In his talk, he speaks specifically to “those who suffer from some form of mental illness or emotional disorder, whether those afflictions be slight or severe, of brief duration or persistent over a lifetime.”
While there doesn’t seem to be a specific church website for emotional health, Googling “depression lds,” “anxiety lds,” or something similar can bring many useful links on the topic searched for. Also, feel free to look to prayer, the scriptures, your family, your home teachers, and your leaders for help concerning these topics.
Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Physical and Emotional Health section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/physical-and-emotional-health/