In which John discusses his difficult week and the mental health tips for social distancing from Partners in Health. You can read the PIH article here: https://www.pih.org/article/10-mental-health-tips-coronavirus-social-distancing

I also made a printable list of these tips, which you can view here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10bDwtsvNAxtti63a2JNNvIOeQHeGimZkpvw0HvXrDG8/edit?usp=sharing

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21 Comments

  • vlogbrothers

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Hi. I made an easily printable google doc containing all these tips and also some things that I tell myself when feeling scared or overwhelmed: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10bDwtsvNAxtti63a2JNNvIOeQHeGimZkpvw0HvXrDG8/edit

    The original document, written by Dr. Bepi Raviola, can be found here: https://www.pih.org/article/10-mental-health-tips-coronavirus-social-distancing

    If you are concerned about your mental health, PLEASE reach out for help. Ask a friend to assist you on the road toward health, or reach our directly to a mental health professional. Lots of them are doing teleconferencing/e-therapy these days. If you live in the U.S., you can learn more here: https://www.samhsa.gov/

    Thanks for being here with us. -John

  • Thrilled2b

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    This was wonderful. Thank you for it.

  • Alexandra Delliou

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    2021: 1964

  • សុខុមសទ្ធា កែវ

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    👍 Mental problems can be treated by BUSPIRONE or Esketamine ! In fact, Buspirone certainly makes patients getting peace and healthy pleasure. Wishing all sufferers a wellbeing recovery & happiness !

  • G S

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    I can relate – far too well.

  • A2iiina__

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Hi. The vid was so awesome! I have been trying to search for YouTube vid like yours that really teaches the ideas in this YouTube video. The part at 1:03 is smart. Your explanation actually is similar to the videos of this new Dr Ethan! His demonstrations are useful and I really learned a lot for midterms! He is a knowledgable Doctor in Nottingham!

    You should check out his YT out and give the med student a like here! 👉 #DrEthanNews

  • darby johnson

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    another john green video to battle away tearful panic attacks. thank you john. my love to you and your family during this ongoing pandemic.

  • Hannah Penner

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    When the pandemic first became evident to me, one of the first people i thought about was you, John. I've moved away from my obsession with your content over the past few years, but your openness and authenticity about your mental health struggles was always so important to me. I remembered you talking about your anxieties about disease and viruses and pandemics over the last 10 years or so, and imagined how difficult it must be to have one of your worst anxieties realized. I'm thankful and happy for you that are in a much more stable place with your mental health these days, and I am proud of you for all the difficult work you put in to keeping yourself above water. You inspire me a lot. Thank you for always being honest and hopeful with your audience.

  • Ribka n

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Pandemic really hard for me and WHY I just got the tips NOW?!😣😥

  • Gi West

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Thank you for this. I've been watching vlogbrothers nonstop over the past few days as the realities of the pandemic, our political climate, and years of mental health problems have finally started crashing down on me. Your videos give me hope and help me feel comforted in a way I haven't really felt before.

  • Nox Aghariya

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    a useful tip: binge watch vlogbrothers and crash course

  • BECKY WAYTOOMUCH

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Most useful video on the internet.

  • aralyn rivers

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Thank you so much for this.

  • DashedEuthanasia

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    I just found this video and I feel grateful for it, just to know that there's a youtube personality that has some of the same mental health struggles as me. I've been a germaphobe (and emetophobe) as well as a hypochondriac since I was a kid. I was dxed with anxiety in my late childhood and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder several years later. I've lived in a hell of constant handwashing, keeping meticulous mental track of everything I've touched, everywhere I've been, and everything I've eaten for basically my entire life. To add to that, I've had a gigantic phobia of bereavement (losing people I care about, particularly my mother) since I was a teenager. This world situation is kind of my ultimate anxiety hell.

  • Bandit Beth

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Penguins of Madagascar- good taste!

  • Gharelu Nuskha

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    nice

  • Black Dog Coaching

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    love your work brother 🙏 Keep up the good work!

  • Jenna Wilson

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Taking a bath is one of Aquinas' 5 remedies to sadness, so makes total sense.
    (In case anyone needs help remedying sadness, the remaining 4 are:
    1 Granting yourself something you enjoy. Yes, the greatest thinker in human history said to treat yo self.
    2 Weep. If you hold it all in, it tends to crowd other things out like a weed. You just have to let it out sometimes.
    3 Share your sorrows with a friend. It is not good that man should be alone. That's why we have each other.
    4 Contemplate Truth. That which is true is also good and beautiful.)

  • wooosh

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Im there

  • Chaotic Neutral

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Thanks for these videos ! thanks a loooooooooot

  • Shannon Walls

    Posted July 15, 2021 3:32 pm

    Thank you so much for drawing our attention to this list of tips from people who really, truly, know. And thank you for the live streams.

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