There is no ‘I’ in self-care: mental health advice from Rose City Comic Con

RCCC 2017 Self-Care Panel

Geeky experts on Rose City Comic Con’s “Beyond Escapism: Geek Self Care” give advance on asking for help in times of stress. (Photo by Sarah Corn)

via The Daily of the University of Washington

According to the geeky experts on Rose City Comic Con’s “Beyond Escapism: Geek Self Care” panel earlier this month, the best (and hardest) advice for good self-care is this: Don’t try to go it alone.

Geeks, much like college students, spend a lot of time in relative isolation on computers and hyper-focused on goals, to the exclusion of all other needs. When distress arises, that isolation becomes an insurmountable barrier to getting help. The first step in self-care is learning to recognize what you need and when you need it.

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