Mental Health Awareness

May 1, 2024

Taking Charge of Your Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness! Mental health is just as important as physical health. It affects how we think, feel, and act, impacting our relationships, work, and overall well-being. Luckily, there are steps we can all take to prioritize our mental health.

What is Mental Health?

The CDC defines mental health as our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It plays a crucial role in every stage of life, from childhood to adulthood.

Why is Mental Health Important?

Good mental health allows us to:

  • Manage stress effectively
  • Build healthy relationships
  • Make healthy choices
  • Cope with challenges
  • Enjoy life

Taking Care of Yourself

  • Connect with Others: Talk to people you trust, join social groups, or connect online.
  • Be Physically Active: Exercise regularly to boost mood and reduce stress.
  • Get Enough Sleep: Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night.
  • Eat Healthy Foods: Nourish your body with nutritious meals and snacks.
  • Practice Relaxation Techniques: Deep breathing, meditation, and yoga can be helpful.
  • Limit Alcohol and Drugs: These substances can worsen mental health.

Seeking Help

If you’re struggling with your mental health, you’re not alone. Call today to schedule an appointment to talk with a NEW Health provider.

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Taking Charge of Your Mental Health May is Mental Health Awareness! Mental health is just as important as physical health. It affects how we think, feel, and act, impacting our relationships, work, and overall well-being. Luckily, there are steps we can all take to prioritize our mental health. What is Mental Health? The CDC defines…