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Mental Health And How It Affects Everyone

The following article is a recap from Dr. Brugnoli's talk on Marcia Littlejohn's Radio Show AIRING: 3/31 & 4/1 - 2018

To listen to the full episode visit and select the air date

Did you know that 1 in 5 individuals have been diagnosed with a mental illness in a given year. And approximately 50% of those adult with did not seek treatment.

33% of adults with a mental illness are likely to be victims of violence within the past six months. Researchers estimate that mental health disorders typically rob people of nearly a decade of life.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

How can we keep good mental health?

Tips to cope better with stress...

  • Exercise your body.

  • Eat well.

  • Get enough sleep.

  • Meditate. Unwind. Relax.

Ways to build self-esteem...

  • Manage your inner-critic.

  • Affirm yourself.

  • Focus on doing more of what your are good at and demonstrate your competencies.

Random daily acts that can lead to better mental health...

  • Manage your negative emotions by controlling your negative thoughts.

  • Do more of what makes you happy. Find activities that are fun for you.

  • Perform random acts of kindness.

  • Volunteer your time.

  • Focus daily on something you are grateful for.

  • Spend time socializing with family and friends. Make sure they are healthy relationships.

Ask for help when you need it.

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