Apply Internal Sunscreen to Stay Mentally Healthy

Here Comes Summer 
As we approach the summer months, it’s important to remember that just as we take measures
to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays, we should also prioritize protecting our mental

Parents play a crucial role in not only maintaining your own mental well-being, but also helping
your child do the same. In this newsletter, we will discuss the importance of “internal sunscreen”
and provide you with tips on how to keep both you and your child’s mental health in check this

What Is “Internal Sunscreen”?
The term “internal sunscreen” was coined by psychiatrist and author Dr. Judith Orloff. She uses
this term to describe the importance of taking care of our mental health in the same way we take
care of our physical health.

Just as we apply sunscreen to protect our skin, we need to take proactive steps to protect our
mental health. Research has shown that taking care of our mental health can have a positive
impact on our overall well-being.

A study by the World Health Organization found that people who had good mental health had a
better quality of life, were more productive, and were more likely to contribute to their
community. Additionally, taking care of your mental health can help you better cope with stress
and anxiety.

Keep Your Chin Up
Parenting can be an incredibly challenging experience, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed at
times. However, it’s important to remember that you are doing the best you can, and that in itself
is something to be proud of.

Being a parent is not an easy job, and it’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them. It’s also
important to recognize and celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem. So
don’t lose hope, and remember that you are doing an amazing job. By prioritizing your mental
health and helping your child do the same, you are setting a positive example and creating a
supportive environment for your family to thrive.

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