Mental Health Month

Apr 18, 2018 /

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When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.

So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally. That is why this year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month: Fitness #4Mind4Body. The theme, established by Mental Health America (MHA), is a call to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery.

A healthy lifestyle may help prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, as well as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic health problems. It can also help people recover from these conditions. Eating healthy foods, managing stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep can go a long way in making you healthy.

It is important to really look at your overall health, both physically and mentally, to achieve wellness. We know that living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy, but gradually making small changes and building on those successes can achieve it.

This May join us in our celebration of Mental Health Month. We will kick it off with our second Healthy Minds Matter conference on Tuesday, May 1 at SSGT. Willie de leon Civic Center from 5:00-7:00PM. Here we will bring together professionals, caregivers, parents, and friends who are affected by mental or behavioral health. The event is an opportunity to explore the truth, discuss the reality, and move towards a healthier future as a community. We can also work together to overcome mental health’s negative stigma.

The keynote speaker, Dr. John Huber has over 20 years of experience bringing lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals with mental health issues and their family and friends. Breakout session speakers will also cover topics like depression and anxiety, domestic violence, addiction and opioid use, and mental health in youth.

Continue after the conference by taking MHA’s #4Mind4Body challenges each day where they will share one thing you can do to be a healthier you. Learn more at www.mentalhealthamerica.net


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