Following a challenging few weeks, Home And Away star Tammin Sursok has provided a candid update on her mental health.
A few days after her eldest daughter’s school was placed on lockdown due to The Covenant school shooting, the Australian actress, who resides in Nashville with her family, experienced a storm scare.
The 39-year-old acknowledged her recent low mood in a post on Instagram on Sunday, writing: “I don’t know about you, but between the news and highlight reels on social media I’m not feeling it.” I feel frustrated, lost, and stuck.
As a mental health advocate, Tammin said it was her responsibility to share the strategies she employs to get herself out of a slump.
Her advice included being kind to yourself, exercising to release endorphins, and spending time with the people you love.
She also recommended that viewers categorise mental health problems into “seasons” to help with understanding.
“Embrace the season you’re in. Mark it. My season of contemplation is now. This is my time to unwind. My time of healing is now. It helps to know that something has a name, she said.
Also highlighting the value of leisure, Tammin wrote: “Hustle culture is real, and we feel that if we aren’t achieving daily then we are worthless.” This vicious circle is so deadly. To be our best selves, our bodies need time to relax and recuperate.
Additionally, she urged followers to abstain from “junk” food because “they make us feel better and then drop us lower than before.”
“Feed your body warming foods.” oatmeal, stews, soups, etc. These nutrients support the day-long elevation of feel-good neurotransmitters, she noted.
Finally, she urged followers to delete any negative content from social media.
In America, where school shootings occur practically yearly, she said the incident touched “too close to home” for many parents.
The worried mother disclosed on Wednesday that she had bought bulletproof backpacks for her two girls.
She went to a pro-gun demonstration the following day in front of the Tennessee State Capitol.