Understanding Mental Health
Prioritizing mental health applies to each and every one of us. If you’re looking for tips to modify your thinking, better understand mental health conditions, where to get help, or find additional resources – you’ve come to the right place.
Mental health is a broad topic with many facets. It includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and affects how we feel, think, and act. If you struggle with mental health symptoms, you are not alone. While it may seem brave to go it alone, it actually takes strength to reach out for help.
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There are different forms of depression that affected more than 16 million people in the United States last year. We all feel down or have a bad day occasionally. But a persistent feeling of sadness, dread or hopelessness is not healthy, and could be a sign of depression.
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health illnesses in the United States. It’s normal to feel anxious before a test, on the first day of work or in a new social situation. But when feeling anxious is relentless and impacts your daily life and decisions you make, it may be an anxiety disorder.
Addiction is a complex condition that comes in many forms and can happen to anyone, not just those who struggle with substance abuse or gambling. It’s when the brain continually chooses the “reward” of a behavior, despite negative consequences.
28.8 million people in the United States will have an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder in their lifetime. The good news is that they’re very treatable and help is available.
Strengthening Your Mental Fitness
Life is not without challenges, and we all feel stress and anxiety at times. Learning how to effectively manage stress and implementing practices of self-care can improve mental health and well-being.
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