‘When a person has ‘good’ mental health, they deal better with what comes their way, “By contrast, ‘poor’ mental health—such as feeling overwhelmed by stress —can make even day-to-day life difficult.
Research shows that stress is closely linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. It also shows that people who feel depressed or chronically stressed may have a greater risk of physical illnesses.
“The good news is there are many healthy choices and steps that individuals can adopt to promote and strengthen mental health—and overall health and well-being,.
Building social support, eating with your mental health in mind, and stress management are important steps that promote good mental health.
“Just as Americans have learned there are things they can do to reduce their risk of heart disease and chronic illnesses, we want to help people learn what they can do both to protect their mental health in tough times and also to improve their mental well-being throughout their lives.”
You can help with donations to the Mental Health America of Boone County and by making your reservations to attend the "Dancing with the Boone County Stars" event on October, 4th 2014 at the Herman B. Wells Community Center.
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