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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Recognizing when you require assistance: 

Every year, one out of every five Americans will suffer from a mental condition. At some point in our lives, more than half of us will be diagnosed with a mental illness or problem. Since many individuals are affected, there’s a strong possibility you or someone you know is dealing with mental health issues. Mental health is defined as our emotional and social well-being, which influences how we think, feel, and act. It aids with social interaction, decision-making, stress management, and many other facets of daily life. Everyone’s mental health is important, and it deserves just as much attention as our physical health.

Maintain a healthy mental state:

You can appreciate your life and the people in it, feel good about yourself, and manage with stress when you’re mentally well. It’s normal for you to love your life and the people in it, feel good about yourself, maintain strong relationships, and manage with stress when you’re mentally healthy. 

Different approaches to maintain mental health include:

  • Exercise
  • Healthy food choices
  • Sleep
  • Coping skills 
  • Stress management

It’s natural for our mental health to fluctuate over time- we all have that rainy bad day! Developing good habits is a terrific approach to support your mental health, and it also helps you develop skills to utilize if you do experience signs of a mental health disorder. 

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