Your mental health is important

Have you ever had a chat with people close to you about your and their well-being?

If not, maybe you could try it because if there’s one thing that living in a pandemic has taught us, it’s the power of reaching out to someone. It’s a great first step to looking after yourself and others.

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Taeyoung international student at Flinders University
Last Updated Monday 22nd November, 2021

Taeyoung and Khushboo have done just that, made a connection and reached out, and they have not looked back.

They share what is has been like being away from family, dealing with feeling lonely, and managing to keep motivated with studies.

Everyone is different and you will need to find what works for you, but hopefully Taeyoung and Khushboo’s stories inspire you to discover your own ways to keep yourself well.

As they acknowledge, the first step, and sometimes the hardest, is reaching out to talk to someone about how you’re feeling.

This could be speaking to a friend or contacting one of the counselling or support services available to you through your educational institution or in the community.

At the same time you could try some of their suggestions, get enough sleep, keep active and get plenty of exercise, eat well, connect with others and be sociable.

Everyone is different and you’ll need to find what works for you, but if your mental health is suffering then hopefully Taeyoung and Khushboo’s stories will inspire you and give you hope that things can change for the better.

If you need professional support, start with your institution or consider contacting confidential services listed here.

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