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Protecting Your Mental Health in Divorce

Fighting Off the Negativity

Divorce can be one of the most stressful situations a person could face, and because of that, it can have a serious impact on one’s mental health. People going through a divorce can suffer from depression, anxiety, and other difficult mental health issues.

Your mental health matters, and because of this fact, it’s important to take steps to protect it at all costs. Here are some steps you can take to protect your mental health during a divorce.

Seek the Help of a Professional

First, it should be noted that you should ask for help at any time if you feel that you need it. There is nothing wrong with asking for help, and doing so, actually, means that you are a stronger person than you realize.

The current spotlight on mental health issues has also brought about a wider variety of choices for getting the help you need. More than ever, people are going to support groups, their doctor’s office, and trained mental health professionals to try and get a handle on everything they’re feeling. It can be difficult at first to initially reach out for a helping hand, but don’t let go of it once you grab on.

Take Care of Yourself

Your physical health is tied to your emotional and mental health, so it’s important to take good care of your body throughout a difficult time in your life. Be sure to get regular exercise, eat healthy food, and give your body the rest that it needs throughout the process. While this doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself once in a while, regular physical care can go a long way in improving your mental health.

Build Your Support Group

Remember that you do not have to go through a divorce on your own. Build up a support group made up of your closest family and friends. They can surround you with love and care during your divorce.

Reach Out to Your Attorney

Keep in mind that your divorce attorney is an excellent source of objective information. When you feel overwhelmed by the events going on in your life, your attorney can provide you with clarity, especially when making legal decisions.

At Verner Brumley Mueller Parker, we know that divorce can be incredibly difficult to go through. Our team is committed to helping you take the necessary steps to starting your next chapter. When you feel overwhelmed, we will be there to support you.

To schedule a consultation to ask your questions about divorce or to get started, call us at (214) 225-6766 or visit us online.