Do you take care of yourself? At TheHopeLine we hear far too often of people harming themselves rather than caring for themselves. Because people often have been hurt and don’t know how to take care of their mental, emotional, and physical well-being, they turn to things like self-harm, eating disorders, anger, risky sex and other harmful “band-aids” to try to cover over their pain.

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others. Self-care is “something that refuels us, rather than takes from us.” Self-care is knowing what we need to do in order to take care of ourselves.

This is a safe place to address any negative behaviors you may have adopted to cover up pain and look at positive alternatives, such as setting goals for yourself, finding your purpose, improving your reputation and learning to forgive.

After 25 years of talking with young adults we’ve heard it all, never judged, and provided hope.

Through blogs, eBooks, stories, podcasts and more find answers to these kinds of questions and much more:

  • How can I quit cutting for good?
  • How can I live a balanced life with food?
  • How can I forgive the person who hurt me?
  • How can I manage my anger?
  • How can I live life on the hard days?
  • What's my purpose?

Most Recent Blogs on Self-Care

Mental Health: How to Cope After Losing a Job

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It’s never easy to cope with job loss – and it’s even harder if you’ve been fired or laid off unexpectedly. Most people experience grief after losing a job, just as they would after any other significant loss. It can be jarring to feel the intense, negative emotions that come..Read more

Addiction Recovery Help: Can I Avoid Another Relapse?

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If you’re in addiction recovery, you’re probably haunted by one question over and over: will I relapse again? There’s no one-size-fits all solution when it comes to staying clean, but there are some things recovery experts recommend that could go a long way toward helping you avoid further relapse into..Read more

7 Ways to Support a Friend or Loved One with Depression

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I love my friends and family. I don’t want any of them to struggle, suffer, or feel pain, especially not when I feel like I might be able to help. If you love someone who has a depression diagnosis, it can be difficult to know what to do. After all,..Read more

Just a Bad Week or Depression? How to Tell the Difference

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Life can be difficult and saddening. Whether you’re grieving, dealing with a tough relationship, or just feel like you have the blues, it’s easy to feel weighed down. I can remember many times when I felt isolated, ashamed, or lonely and had a tough time tracing it back to a..Read more

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My Best Friend’s Suicide Hurt Me

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I Was Shook By My Best Friend’s Suicide If anyone would have told me that you were going to come and leave so quickly from my life, I would have smacked them and called them a fool.  We made it to 6 months. In those 6 months, you became my..Read more

Elanor’s Story: Depression, Self-harm, Suicide

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I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t feeling sad. I hope I haven’t always been, but ever since I was little I used to think there was always something telling me I was worthless and ugly; I thought my brain was broken. When I grew up my brother was..Read more

Jasman’s Story: Self-Harm

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Jasman’s Story: When I was about 7 years old my parents got divorced, but as far back as I can remember they were always fighting and arguing. I started to self-harm when I was 12.  I thought that there was no one out there who cared, knew what I was going..Read more

Struggles With Self-Harm

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Self-harm stems from pain so deep it feels as if there is no other way to take away the emotional pain.  Whether you have been abused, hurt, rejected, abandoned, or anything else that has caused you emotional trauma and you have turned to self-harm to cope…we are here for you.  If..Read more

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Free eBook: Understanding a Relationship with God

A guide to understanding the basics of Christianity and a meaningful relationship with God.  Do You Feel Like Life is Meaningless? Are you wondering what your purpose is? Do you have questions about what Christians believe or what it means to be a Christian? At TheHopeLine we believe real and lasting HOPE can only come […]

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