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
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