Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month In May 2023 Why Does Positive Mental Health Matter?

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Mental health is described as the state of well-being that allows you to cope with the everyday stresses of life, permits productive work output, and assists you in making meaningful contributions to society. 

The national advocacy organization Mental Health America, initially designated May as Mental Health Awareness Month in 1949.

As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month in 2023, we should talk about why it’s crucial to maintain positive mental health and how to go about doing so.

Why Should I Maintain A Healthy Mental Outlook?

Many circumstances may affect your ability to handle life’s curveballs; depression, unresolved anger, chemical imbalances, relationship issues, and other situations can negatively influence how you approach circumstances. These factors can also disrupt your day-to-day requirements and capacity to manage the simplest activities. 

Here are just a few ways a healthy mindset can help you handle life:

Positive mental health allows people to:

  • Realize their full potential
  • Cope with the stresses of life
  • Work productively
  • Make meaningful contributions to their communities

How Do I Maintain Positive Mental Health?

You can be proactive about your mental health in a variety of ways. Below are a few practices to help keep yourself balanced when challenges arise. 

Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

  • Connecting with others
  • Staying positive
  • Getting physically active
  • Helping others
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Developing coping skills
  • Getting professional help if you need it

I’m here for you if you need professional help to maintain your mental health.

I’m John Nichols, and I’m here to help you establish a self-care plan that empowers you to take the best possible care of yourself and walk beside you as you navigate life’s challenges. Learn more here about how therapy works and what to expect.

The truth is every one of us is dealing with something. Bravery comes in recognizing what that something is, and healing comes in asking for help. That’s what I’m here for; book your Free Consultation today!

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