Pressing Pause

Episode #22

How to make your own mental health first aid kit

Gabrielle Treanor


Today's Episode

Most of us have a first aid kit for when we have a cut or bump but what about when we’re feeling mentally bashed and bruised? A mental health first aid kit is what’s need to provide comfort, support and relief when we feel emotionally beaten down.

In this episode we look at:

  • Why we need a mental health first aid kit
  • What digital and physical elements to include in your kit
  • Making it personal and specific to you
  • How to use your mental health first aid kit when you’re struggling


  • Episode 6: How to disrupt the overthinking cycle
  • Episode 10: What to do when you feel overwhelmed
  • Episode 11: How overthinkers can take care of themselves

gabrielle april 2021
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