Mental Health Awareness Month

 
Feeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress. Here are some healthy ways you can deal with stress and care for your mental and emotional health:

 

 

Take care of yourself

Eat healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep,

and give yourself a break if you feel

stressed out.

 

Talk to others

Share your problems and how you are feeling

and coping with a parent, friend, counselor,

doctor, or pastor.

 

 

Avoid drugs and alcohol

These may seem to help, but they can create

additional problems and increase the stress you

are already feeling.

 

Take a break

If news events are causing your stress, take a break

from listening or watching the news.

Recognize when you need more help

If problems continue or you are thinking about suicide,

talk to a psychologist, social worker, or professional

counselor.

 

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Image by Kate Kalvach
Psychology Patient

*Information on this page was obtained from this CDC website.