Mental health has been the advocacy of Miss International 2016 Kylie Versoza so in her guest appearance in the web talk Queentuhan, the beauty queen shared tips on how to take care of one's mental health especially amid the pandemic.
Kylie shared that eating healthy, exercising, and getting enough sleep are essential.
"Eat well and exercise, they benefit mental health so much. You'll feel so much better after a good workout. And try to get some sun. Exercise and take deep breaths, especially when you have an anxiety attack. Parang six deep breaths, inhale and exhale," she said.
Afternoon rush! Just finished a 5k run. A good run always puts me in a good headspace and brings me back to center. Sunset runs are my fave since it’s not too hot! ⛅️ With everything that’s been going on, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Pause, breathe, and keep on going ✊🏼 (Link in bio) PS: Don’t forget to wear your mask and protective gear when you go out 😷 PPS: I’m smiling inside 😬
Kylie added, "I also go through my own form of anxiety and I realized that getting enough sleep helps us, especially with our mental health."
The beauty queen also stressed the importance of following a routine.
"Have a certain routine when you wake up and go to work. Have a place where you can work. Try not to work on your bed so much para makatulog ka nang maigi," she said.
Her other tips include focusing on oneself instead of comparing oneself to others, trying to find one's triggers, and learning to say no, among others.
Kylie also shared that her online support group Mental Health Matters is set to offer free online counseling sessions.
"Talking to a friend or talking to a parent, sometimes they don't get it. You really need to seek proper mental health counselors. So this is something that I'm super excited about," she said.