Protect Your Health

Mental Health plays a vital role in your overall well-being.  If you are dissatisfied or facing difficulties, you are not alone – making the changes you want starts with you.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help:  If you feel uncomfortable talking to family or friends dial the 1-800-273-TALK line or at the very least speak with a healthcare professional about your concerns.

 Be an active patient: Take a look at these questions to ask when communicating with your health care provider

 Exercise: Give yourself a healthy break to relieve stress.  Try going outside and focusing on the scenery to clear your mind while you tone your body at the same time.  Jogging, swimming, cycling, walking, gardening or dancing are fun ways to get up and get moving. Check out these suggestions about how to get started.

Rest your mind: Getting enough sleep (at least 8 hours a day) is vital to maintaining your body’s physical and mental health.  For tips on getting a better good night’s sleep click here.

Improve your self-esteem:  Your outlook impacts your emotions and mental well-being.  Therefore it is to your benefit to be positive and self-confident.  Take a glance at these 4 steps to promote positive self-thinking.