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Modern Intimacy’s Gift Guide: Mental Health Gifts

It’s common for many people around the holidays to yearn for self-reflection and improvement. there’s a way to do it medical, However, this is not always the most accessible or realistic option for people struggling with mental health issues. Instead, check out some of these gifts that support and promote mental health care, as recommended by the Modern Intimacy team.

Modern Intimacy is not earning revenue from affiliate links in connection with this gift guide. These are our recommendations for mental health gift ideas.

mental health gift box

mental health gift box

“A gift basket of self-care items such as essential oils, scented candles, eye masks, and an intention setting guided journal to create a spa day at home is the perfect gift of self care.” Imani Reynolds, AMFT

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation

“The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you master the skills you need for internal regulation. This workbook provides you with interventions and worksheets that are evidence-based and commonly used in therapy settings. are used. This workbook is a great place to start if you want to enhance your therapeutic journey.” , Brooke Brownlee, APCC

positive thinking workbook

positive thinking workbook

“The Powerful Workbook will teach you to step out of self-judgment and step into self-compassion. It is a self-compassion mindset that we allow ourselves to heal and this book will lead the way.” , Rachel Overvoll, Somatic Sex Coach

weighted blanket/Stuffed beast

weighted stuffed animal/blanket

“This weighted stuffed animal is wonderful for stress relief for anyone experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, struggles with mental illness, and/or sensory sensitivities. When you’re working or driving You can put it on your lap, sleep with it on your chest, or just hold it whenever you need to. As an added bonus, you can let your inner child enjoy their favorite stuffed animal Can let you choose. Jesse Ripps, Digital Media Coordinator

worry ring

worry ring

“If you or someone you know is very anxious or looking for ways to reduce stress and anxiety then these rings may be the perfect gift. I personally struggle with fidgeting and hair picking and these rings have been very helpful! Some rings even come in packs of two so you can give one to a friend, significant other or family member and keep one for yourself. They come in really cute designs and if you’re looking for something cool and small They are considerate if they are comfortable with seeing. Kayla Tricaso, Office Manager and Patient Intake Specialist

Who Can Benefit From Mental Health Gifts

Gifts given to improve or prioritize mental health can be for anyone. You don’t have to be battling a mental illness to take care of your mental health. Like physical health, we all have mental health too and sometimes, we all need a little help, and that’s okay!

Mental health gifts can be great for people who are going through a tough time with their mental health, whether they’re dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, healing from trauma, or anything else that someone’s going through. affecting mental health. Since therapy may not always be accessible to everyone for a variety of reasons, mental health gifts can be a great way to tend to your mind while not putting extra financial stress on your plate.

People who are just starting to work on their mental health can also benefit from these types of gifts. Addressing your mental health and starting to work on it can be overwhelming, so starting with something like a guided journal, book, or products can make it easier for a person to take care of their mental health.

Anyone with a brain can be a good candidate for a mental health gift. As mentioned earlier, we all have mental health and no one’s mental health is 100% perfect. The way we take care of our physical health by exercising, eating nutritious food, getting enough sleep, similarly we should take care of our mental health as well.

Whether you’re interested in your own improvement or can think of a loved one who would benefit from one of these gifts, finding ways to care for your mental health is a gift that keeps on giving.

Happy Holidays from Dr. Kate Balestrieri and the Modern Intimacy Team!