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FARM
OVER PHARMA™

Choosing "Farm"

Cultivating Strong Relationships

Human connection is at the core of good mental wellness. There are times we need to talk, cry, find ways to laugh and play or ask friends and family for encouragement. 

Find a therapist, be a “therapist”

Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy,” comes in many different forms. It can be a traditional appointment with a therapist, an online site, a support group and/or a talk with a trusted role model. Feeling like you have the undivided attention, time, and support is so important. 

Treat Trauma and Grow Through Grief

Grief is not limited to the life and death of a loved one. Experiencing any sort of trauma or drastic change causes grief; grieving is a part of life. We need to take the time to treat our traumas. Then we may grow with it, carrying our grief rather than drowning in it.

Get Involved and Give Back

Dive into your communities and get involved. We know this is much easier said than done, meeting new people and making the effort to get out of your comfort zone is hard. 

Get Grounded In Nature

Make sure you take the time each day to get up and outside. Spending time in nature and incorporating it into your daily environment can boost your mood and decrease your anxiety, along with many other health benefits. 

Mindful Consumption

What we put into our bodies matters.  Having a healthy and balanced diet is important to provide your brain and body the nutrients we need.  What we eat and when can have an impact on how we feel.

Health is not merely the absence of disease but a state of well-being in which the mind, body and spirit are balanced. 

 

When experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety our health is compromised with all three aspects taking a toll. Our body becomes tense and weaker, our mind gets foggy, and our spirit can be disheartened under stress.

We tend to look for the fastest solution that might make symptoms decrease or disappear - drugs, including but not limited to alcohol, Xanax, marijuana, and Adderall. However, most drugs only temporarily help mental health, pain, or emotional problems and hold potential dangers. 

Drug use runs the risk of:

  • Creating dependency and tolerance

  • Addiction and withdrawal symptoms

  • Harmful side effects 

  • Increased risk of mental health issues

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
 
— Alexander den heijer

In many cases, we can treat mild to moderate pain, addiction, depression, and anxiety without drugs - we just need to adjust our environment and our consumption to create a healthier balance.

 

Life is full of ups and downs, so being able to take care of your mental health and well-being is a crucial skill to learn early on.

 

By choosing farm over pharma, we set ourselves up for a healthy and happy future in which we are not reliant on drugs for daily use.

If you are experiencing persistent moderate to severe anxiety or depression, please consult your healthcare provider for the best plan of action in your unique case. Medication or more intensive treatment may be necessary based on professional opinion.