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Yoda, Han Solo, And Other “Star Wars” Characters— Darth Vader Included — Offer Positive Advice On Mental Health

Happy Star Wars Day! Perhaps the most well-loved movie franchise of all time, a series of movies that generations have watched with their children and continue to watch throughout their lives. Regardless of how long you’ve been a fan of the Star Wars movies, we hope you can see past the visual effects and value the truths the films teach about mental health.

These famous words from Star Wars can cheer you up in the face of pessimism, anxiety, and even depression:

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

How often have we put off taking action due to fear and self-doubt? Yoda tells us to have faith in our abilities and give our all to the work at hand. Only then is advancement possible.

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – Darth Vader

When you feel like you’re being put down by others all the time, bring out your inner Vader and find the willpower to keep going.

“Never tell me the odds.” – Han Solo

Avoid wasting too much time over-analysing hypothetical situations because doing so actually sets us up for failure. Rather, concentrate on the present and go cautiously.

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view.” – Obi Wan Kenobi

Numerous things influence our worldview, including our upbringing, our educational background, and our individual life experiences. This implies that since each person has a unique worldview, the things we take to be true—such as “I am a failure,” “I can’t do this,” or “It’s too hard”—are only our interpretations of what has happened to us. Even if two people view the identical thing, their interpretations could differ (“You are amazing,” “You CAN do this,” “It’s not that hard”). Thus, try to maintain an optimistic outlook and see how your understanding of reality changes.

“The greatest teacher, failure is.” – Yoda

Never be scared to make errors since it’s only through failing that we may grow, learn, and occasionally even seize greater chances.

While we may not have the timeless wisdom of Yoda and friends, we do know a lot about positive mental health. Having said that, be aware that you can get mental health support from a variety of support groups. Even if we don’t have lightsabers, you may trust that we will always be on your side.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Just as each Jedi needs training and tools to succeed, so do we all. Please feel free to contact us at lynn@bettergen.co.uk or by phone at +44 7734 414503.

About the author : Andrew Warren