May is Mental Health Awareness Month. That makes this the perfect time for all of us to pause and assess our mental health. 

When we are not mindful of our health as a whole, stress, anxiety and even the day-to-day pressures of life can build into something bigger. In fact, about half of all people will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder at some point in their lives. Providing help and mental health resources can make a big difference in how people support their wellbeing in the long run. 

If you feel like you’re stuck in a bad place mentally and emotionally, a few simple changes may help. ComPsych® Guidance Resources® Worldwide shares the following: 

  1. Take media breaks. 

Limit how much you are watching, reading, or listening to news stories. 

  1. Take care of your body. 

Get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly. 

  1. Make time to unwind. 

Try to do some other activities you enjoy. 

  1. Connect with others. 

Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling. 

Remember, if you feel overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to seek support. Explore the available resources for mental health and healthy living. Here’s to caring for ourselves and for others!

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