January is Mental Wellness Month.
There’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to take stock of your mental health and learn new ways to improve your overall well-being. It is also a perfect time to check in with our loved ones to see how they are holding up emotionally and mentally.
What Is Mental Wellness?
According to the World Health Organization, mental wellness is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
One in five adults experiences mental health issues every year. Millions of lives are impacted by poor mental health. Mental Wellness Month is intended to bring awareness to the importance of good mental health.
Like physical health, our mental health is affected by many external and internal factors in our lives. How we treat ourselves can directly affect whether our mental health is favorable or not.
Mental wellness is the ability to cope with life’s stressors while maintaining a good quality of life. It’s about building up the tools we need to find resilience when life feels depleting.
Strategies for handling stress and enhancing mental wellness include:
- Practicing self-acceptance and self-care
- Having a positive attitude
- Getting sufficient rest
- Eating well
- Exercising regularly
- Avoiding negative self-talk
- Finding humor in situations
- Asking for help when you need it.
If you are diagnosed with a chronic mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, there are ways to help you maintain mental wellness through life’s struggles. Embracing Life Wellness Center offers medication management and NeuroStar Advanced Therapy to treat depression.
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy uses a targeted, pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The pulses, produced through a NeuroStar FDA-approved device, are delivered directly to the specific area of the brain involved in depression. NeuroStar TMS stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in individuals with depressive symptoms during 19-minute treatment sessions. Unlike medications dispersed throughout the entire body, this is a targeted treatment for depression without the common side effects caused by medications.
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