Make Time for Mental Health

Mental health seems to be the latest buzzword, especially since the pandemic. Thankfully, the increased discussion about a topic once considered taboo has gone a long way toward fighting the stigma that has long been associated with it.

We spend a lot of time checking up on those we love and watching to make sure they’re in the right headspace. But many of us end up putting our own mental health on the backburner. But now may be the perfect time to check in with yourself. 

Mental health is closely connected to other aspects of our lives, meaning ignoring one aspect can start a domino effect. Consider the relationship between mental health and the following:

  • Physical Health: Mental health can be an invisible but important factor in your physical health. Poor mental health can present as physical pain, low energy, and fatigue.
  • Healthier Relationships: The way you treat and think about yourself strongly influences the types of relationships you foster in your life. The higher regard you have for yourself, the better chance you will demand the same respect from people in your life. 
  • Quality of Life: While chronic anxiety and stress can lead to fatigue and cardiovascular complications, it also takes a toll on your quality of life. Learning to manage them can help you take control of your life and lead to a better quality of life.

I hope you enjoyed this edition of Central Florida Health News, and I hope it serves to further break down the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness. With something so crucial, it’s important to take care of yourself and each other. 

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