Listen to the iHeartMedia interview: Eden Gold is a 22 year old speaker passionate about bringing forth innovative strategies to help teens and young adults overcome the fear and shame surrounding mental health. She aims to help young audiences, but anybody who is struggling with shame, loneliness and depression.
Here are some great simple and proven strategies families can use as we observe Stress Awareness Month (April) from Eden:
- Visualization. The brain does not know the difference between what is real and what isn’t, so visualization or journaling about your goals is a great way to ease back into normalcy with peace, as it can instantly change your mood and keep you positive.
- Self-motivation and self-confidence come by taking action. Facing hardships can often make us feel small and keep us stagnant. But becoming self-confident and finding your voice comes down to keeping the promises that you make to yourself. Setting small and tangible goals that will help you reach your big goals. With each “mini success,” you create motivation to keep going!
- Tapping into creative endeavors for as little as 10 minutes a day. Using your brain to create something new is a powerful process that can soothe negative emotions, and even symptoms of PTSD. Examples of this may include; painting, sculpting, dancing, creative writing or composing music. This is a great practice to get into the habit of.