Pay attention to your mental health!The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) sent this bulletin at 05/16/2013 05:32 PM EDT
Pay attention to your mental health!
Did you know that mental health is a key component of your overall health? For day five of National Women’s Health Week, we’re encouraging you to pay attention to your mental health today and every day.
Good mental health helps you enjoy life and cope with problems. Just as you keep your body healthy, you can take steps to keep your mind healthy, too. For example, eating right and exercise can help maintain good mental health. Managing stress and getting plenty of sleep is also important.
Try to stress less this week by taking time for you. Take a walk, call a friend, get a massage, take a deep breath when things get tough, or relax in a bubble bath. No matter what you choose to do, just remember it’s important to always make time for you.
Even if you take care of your body and mind, mental illness can still happen. There is help available if you or someone you love need it. The National Mental Health Information Center can help you locate mental health services near you. The Office on Women’s Health also offers a free publication called Women’s Mental Health: What it means to you, which gives suggestions for support and solutions for preventing and coping with mental illness.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Women’s Health Week Team