Self-Care vs Selfish
Many people who live with mental health issues have been accused of being selfish when they practice self-care. This can come in the form of needing to be alone, needing to do a particular activity or needing specific changes in situations to be able to cope well with them. Those who don’t understand mental health can perceive this as being selfish but what exactly is the line between self-care and selfish? Here we talk about ‘what is selfish?’ from molecular level to within a community and then explore what is self-care; why do we need it? How does it manifest? What is the consequence of not practising self-care and hopefully helping people who do not understand it to learn more about the topic and manage their expectations.