It is extremely difficult to be a psychiatric patient. And it is not easy to be the doctor of one either! A large percentage of care has moved from therapeutic to the preventive modality today. The target is to build stronger defenses, optimize coping mechanisms and construct superior fortitude from stressors. This helps construct endurance to deal with the stresses and strains of life. It ensures that problems never reach great magnitudes at all. Wellness is not about taking few pills every day or a wellness clinic visit every week. It entails adaptation and assimilation of the stressors as part of existence and using healthy coping mechanisms to combat them when troubles get out of hand. Duty to self Each one of us has the right to a positive, beautiful, and fulfilling life; to happiness and peace, to well-deserved success and merited prosperity. It is not merely a right, but also a duty to target our own positive psychological wellness. We are free to reach out for support and guidance to preserve our emotional wellness, build upon it, and repair it if the need arises. Everyone must take steps towards accomplishing this duty. When help is available, it is prudent to reach out and make the most of it. Duty to the self for self-nourishment and preservation comes first. Once you are strong, you can care for the rest of the world better.