What should you eat? How can you fit exercise into your schedule? Should you drink decaf or regular coffee? Each day, we face hundreds of decisions about our health. And still, far too many of us fail to incorporate a principal component into making those decisions: our mental health. Yet, good mental health is vital to your overall health.
Mental health is an essential part of each person’s overall health and wellness. At times, we all face challenges that test us and put our mental health at risk. When our mental health is poor, it can affect our entire body and significantly harm our physical health. For instance, 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.
One in five Americans will need mental health treatment in his or her lifetime. See your health care provider regularly to maintain good mental health. In this area of the website, you'll find recommended care guidelines for common mental health conditions.