Mental Health Month 2018

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally.

Paying attention to both your physical health and your mental health can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery.

Stress has a huge impact on our lives and 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.

A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic health problems. It can also help people recover from these conditions.

Living a healthy lifestyle may not be easy but can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes.

For more information, visit  http://cares.nba.com/mindhealth/

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