Mental Health Is As Important As Physical Health
Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
Mental health is an essential part of overall health and well-being. It impacts how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices. That is why it is essential to prioritize your mental health and seek help during stressful situations.
It’s natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief or worry during challenging or uncertain times, but having these feelings frequently can have negative effects on your health.
There are many things that could impact how you’re feeling.
From getting sick to unexpected money problems or losing someone close to you, these experiences can impact your mental health. Positive experiences like moving to a new home and downsizing are just as stressful, if not more.
Mental and physical health are equally important for your overall health.
Continuously having negative feelings can cause you to experience the following:
- Changes in appetite, energy, desires or interests.
- Problems concentrating or making decisions.
- Physical symptoms include headaches, body pain, stomach problems or skin rashes.
- Worsening of chronic conditions.
- Overeating or not eating enough.
- Increased use of alcohol, illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs.
If you begin experiencing any of those symptoms, seek help and talk to your healthcare provider.
Your mental health can change over time,
Because your mental health can change over time, it is essential to help you understand and manage it effectively. There are also other ways you can improve your overall health, including:
- Staying positive and practicing gratitude.
- Taking care of your physical health.
- Connecting with others.
- Trying meditation or relaxation techniques.
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Information provided is not intended to replace medical advice from healthcare professionals.
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