Don't Ignore Your Mental Health

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While some of the stigma around mental health has started to fade, it is still a subject that is not talked about often enough.  Mental health is possibly the most important piece of our health. According to Mental Health America,

  • 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition

    • 56% of the adults with the mental health condition do not receive treatment

  • Rate of youth experiencing a mental health condition continues to rise

    • The rate of youth with Major Depressive Episode increased from 11.93% to 12.63%.

    • 63% of youth with mental health conditions are left with little or no treatment

What can we do to develop good mental health:

  • Talk to friends

  • Exercise Regularly

  • Tell people how you feel

  • Get plenty of sleep

  • Participate in things that make you happy

  • Recognize what triggers your stress

  • Recognize your negative thoughts and challenge them

  • Eat well and avoid processed foods