Mental health is an important part of your overall health and well-being.
Importance of Mental Health
Maintaining positive mental health is crucial for a person to reach their full potential and deal with the normal stressors of life. Caring for your mental health helps to improve relationships and build a positive self image. Mental health is also a major factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, making difficult choices, dealing with stress, and relating to other people.
Stress affects your mental health. Everyone gets stressed in their lives, but it is important to have coping skills to combat stress and build resilience. Resilience allows a person to better handle stressful situations.
It is important to recognize symptoms of poor mental health and seek help if needed. Having those tough conversations can be difficult. But remember, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
October is Mental Health Awareness Month
Make mental health and well-being a priority by following a few simple steps:
- Boost your mood by going for a walk
- Do things that make you happy
- Eat regular nutritious meals
- Make sleep a priority
- Stay connected with family and friends
- Seek help when you need it
- Support others who are struggling