Cultivate the mind and support Geðhjálp

This winter, Geðhjálp, the Icelandic Mental Health Alliance, offers daily doses of small, straightforward tips intended to improve mental health. We call those tips “vitamin G”.

  • Be present

    Too much energy goes into thinking about the past or worrying about the future. This is often the cause of stress and anxiety. Children are born with the ability to live in the present. During the turmoil of the teenage years, the present often slips out of one’s reach and this can soon become a habitual situation. We forget ourselves many times a day – slipping into the future or the past. The best way to stay connected is to be present. Life becomes simpler when you are present. The mind can be compared to an aircraft carrier where your thoughts are like airplanes. When planes are constantly taking off and landing, and the barrage of thoughts is unrelenting, it is difficult to be present, making you vulnerable to stress and anxiety. The message of the Serenity Prayer is important in this context.

    24. janúar, 2023

G vitamin fragrance drops

This year, Geðhjálp also offers special G vitamin fragrance drops, which are to be used alongside daily habits to boost mental health. The drops come with instructions for their use along with a QR code which sends the user to the daily vitamin G advice.

“vitamin G” tips

Vitamin G is based on the Ten Commandments of Mental Health and the 14 Words of Life by Héðinn Unnsteinsson and Þórdís Rúnarsdóttir. See further details at and

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