You are worth the effort

We all have mental health, but we don’t all start with the same skills or support needed to maintain it. Start building your mental health resiliency today through our Introductory Mental Health Toolkit.



About the Toolkit

This toolkit offers accessible and introductory mental health exercises tailored specifically for you. Each tool is crafted to be completed in 5 to 20 minutes, making it an ideal starting point. After all, it's not a matter of if life's storms will come, but how we navigate through them when they do.

This project is a joint effort between To Write Love on Her Arms and Move Into Light, an initiative of Brevard Prevention Coalition.

We know that it's difficult to learn new skills but hold on to this truth:
You are worth the effort. Let's dive in.

Supporting Your Basic Mental Health Needs

Hope is gritty and so is taking care of our fundamental mental health needs. In certain seasons, it takes everything we have to meet a few or each of these needs. Use this as a guide to remind yourself that these needs play a vital role in your mental health.

  • Nourish your body with nutrient-dense food and hydrate to support overall well-being
  • Prioritize adequate rest and quality sleep to rejuvenate your mind and body
  • Engage in regular movement to invigorate yourself and enhance your mood
  • Create connections with others to cultivate a sense of belonging and support
  • Remind yourself you’re alive by participating in the things you love
  • Make sure you have a safe space to process your feelings and experiences like through therapy, journaling, or confiding in loved ones
  • Allow yourself moments of quiet and solitude to recharge and decompress from external stimuli

Beyond meeting our basic needs, we know that mental health does not exist in a vacuum—things like our finances, environment, and interpersonal relationships can become obstacles to taking care of ourselves. The resources below offer moments to cope with life's stressors. We invite you to explore the variety of tools provided here.

Healing + Recovery Are Possible

Explore this collection of videos led by Licensed Mental Health Counselors who share messages of hope and walk you through guided coping skills. These skills can help bring you to a place of self-regulation and provide space to reflect on your thoughts, emotions, and feelings.

Disclaimer: While we believe in the power of professional help, these videos are intended as an introduction to the support available from a therapist. They are not a substitute for real provider assistance or treatment. If you require help, you can connect with free or reduced-cost mental health resources through our FIND HELP Tool.

Practices that Help You in the Moment

These guided practices offer a variety of techniques to help manage stress and navigate difficult emotions. Explore these resources to find support and tools for enhancing your mental health wellness.

Deepen Your Understanding

Building mental health resilience starts with self-awareness, and understanding your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Our worksheets aid in this process, helping you recognize internal experiences and their impact on external stressors, fostering resilience.

Self-Compassion Affirmations

Explore our collection of affirmation videos, carefully crafted to uplift and inspire. These videos offer powerful messages to boost confidence, promote positivity, and cultivate self-love.

Your Story is Important

Welcome to a series of personal stories, where individuals courageously share their experiences to provide comfort and encouragement. These heartfelt narratives serve as reminders that you are not alone in your journey and offer hope for those facing similar challenges.

Stories of Hope

Music is a Safe Place

As humans with hearts and emotions, music is exceptionally important. It's a safe outlet for us to explore and express who we are and what feel authentically. It's a way to feel known and understood. That's why we've curated four playlists, with the help of our team and community, to extend that invitation.

In the Mood To:

Explore The Hopeful

The Hopeful Daily Affirmation The Hopeful Mood Journaling The Hopeful Calendar

The Hopeful is a free self-care app designed for daily use. You can journal with unique prompts, track your mood, receive encouragement and quotes to share on social media, and explore curated blog posts and podcasts covering mental health topics from TWLOHA.


Crisis Resources

Long-term Resources

Use TWLOHA’s FIND HELP Tool to locate free or reduced-cost therapy, support groups, and other mental health resources in your community. To get started, simply enter your zip code.

You can also use the tool to access other resources to help meet your basic needs that impact your mental health like housing, food insecurity, and transportation.

One Month of Free Therapy

We've teamed up with BetterHelp to offer you one month of free therapy!
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Thank you to our sponsors

Brevard Prevention Coalition logo
Move Into Light logo logo
Central Florida Cares logo

This Campaign is sponsored in part by Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc. and the State of Florida, Department of Children & Families.

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