Did you know that coloring can help improve your mental health through practicing mindfulness?
Here are five ways coloring supports being in the here and now:
- Helps to draw your attention (no pun intended)
- Relaxes the brain
- Reduces stress
- Relieves anxiety
- Improves focus
After all, coloring is for children and adults alike. Want to try? Download the free coloring sheets below- color them alone or share them with a friend.
When to Get Help for Your Mental Health
Although mindfulness and coping techniques may help alleviate symptoms, it is important to recognize when to get professional treatment for mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety disorders. Professional help provides the tools and support needed to overcome difficult times and crises. Suicidal thoughts, inability to function at home, work, or camp, too much or too little sleep, and a disinterest in activities previously enjoyed are signs that professional help should be sought immediately. These symptoms should not be taken lightly or pushed aside.
Summer Creative Arts Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Children & Adolescents
Compass Health Center’s Summer Creative Arts Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), offered from June 27th to August 5th, provides a nurturing, evidence-based treatment environment for children and teens to communicate experiences creatively while helping to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Learn more about this program here.
About Compass Health Center and Compass Virtual PHP/IOP
Founded in 2011, Compass’s multidisciplinary treatment team consists of 50+ prescribers and 450+ master-level clinicians across four locations, including Compass Virtual, which launched in 2020. All programs include psychiatry, medication management, daily group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and experiential therapy. There is frequent communication between outpatient providers, Compass prescribers, and treatment teams. Continuity of care is integral to Compass’s care model, and patients return to outpatient providers upon successful discharge. If they do not have an outpatient provider, Compass helps find them one before completing the program.
Contact us to speak with an intake specialist and learn more about Compass Virtual PHP/IOP programs. Conversations around mental health can be difficult, and our expert clinicians help make them more approachable.