Did you know that 1 in every 4 American adults live with a diagnosable and treatable mental health condition? Did you know that these people affected with a mental health condition can go on to live full and productive lives? I do, personally. At age 18, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Panic Attacks. Just this year, I sought help and received medication. The medication has helped tremendously and I feel like myself again, for the first time in years.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental health concerns affect 1 in 10 Americans today, but fewer than 25 percent of people with a diagnosable mental disorder seek treatment. Mental Health Awareness Month hopes to help increase the number of people who will talk to their doctor or a mental health professional about their concern.
My biggest suggestion on how to stay healthy mentally is to reduce stress. Stress is extremely common and can lead to other mental health issues. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. It is recommended that you exercise at least 3 times a week for at least 20 minutes a day. Getting enough sleep (at least 7 hours a night) is also extremely helpful in reducing stress. Another tip is to eat a well-balanced diet. Taking a good multi-vitamin will help you reach the necessary amount of vitamins and minerals that you may not be receiving through your diet alone. GNC has a great supplement to help with stress called Peter Gillham's Natural Vitality Natural Calm. This supplement (also called The Anti-Stress Drink) helps to reduce stress by balancing your calcium intake and restores healthy magnesium levels.
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