Monday, May 07, 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month, which began in May1949, is highlighting the connection between mental and physical health as this year's theme. 

When we consider well-being, we must look at not just physical health, but emotional health as well. Research shows how a healthy lifestyle may help prevent onset of or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic problems. It can also help people recover from many mental illness disorders. Eating healthy foods, managing stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep can go a long way in making you both physically and mentally well.

Last year, Mental Health Month materials were seen and used by more than 230 million people, with more than 10,000 entities downloading Mental Health America’s Mental Health Month toolkit

To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtags #4Mind4Body and #MHAM2018 

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