Tools for Daily Mental Health MHA Staff
We all want our lives full of peace and possibility. “Live Your Life Well is about starting where you are,” says Bryan Evans, Director of Mental Health Promotion. “It’s not about making resolutions. It’s about doing something small, right now, to change your life in a positive way.”
We can all do things to lessen stress and improve our lives. These evidence based steps can help.
Connect with Others
People who feel connected are happier and healthier—and may even live longer.
People who regularly focus on the positive in their lives are less upset by painful memories
Get Physically Active
Exercise can help relieve insomnia and reduce depression.
People who consistently help others experience less depression, greater calm and fewer pains.
Get Enough Sleep
Not getting enough rest increases risks of weight gain, accidents, reduced memory and heart problems.
Create Joy & Satisfaction
Positive emotions can boost your ability to bounce back from stress.
Eating healthy food and regular meals can increase your energy, lower the risk of developing certain diseases and influence your mood.
Take Care of Your Spirit
People who have strong spiritual lives may be healthier and live longer. Spirituality seems to cut the stress that can contribute to disease.
Deal Better with Hard Times
People who can tackle problems or get support in a tough situation tend to feel less depressed.
Get Professional Help if Needed
More than 80 percent of people who are treated for depression improve.
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