HALT! Use This Tool to Check In, Boost Your Mental Health

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HALT is a tool often used in addictions recovery. It’s an acronym that stands for hungry, angry, lonely, and tired and serves as a handy reminder to all of us to stop and check-in with ourselves to make sure we’re powered up to run smoothly.

The first step in HALT is actually a silent “N.” Develop the habit of checking in with yourself so you can notice the signals your brain and body are sending you, and as soon as you notice that something isn’t right, pause and HALT.

To improve your mental health and keep yourself running smoothly, remember to HALT.

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Today's Question: Do you have a special check-in you do to care for yourself and your mental health? We invite you to participate by sharing your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.


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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2022, February 1). HALT! Use This Tool to Check In, Boost Your Mental Health, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 14 from

Last Updated: February 3, 2022

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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