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National Mental Health Awareness Month Tips for Wellness


Taking good care of your body and mind can make a difference in how well you do in your day-to-day life and how well you manage change. Exercising, eating right, getting enough rest and relaxing will not only set you on the right path to wellness, but also help you achieve and enjoy daily activities more and improve how you deal with life’s challenges. Here are some suggestions on what to do and why it helps:

A healthy diet improves your ability to learn. Eating a nutritious breakfast every day is important. Skipping meals leads to a lack of energy.

Regular exercise elevates your mood, reduces stress, increases energy level, and improves your overall mental and physical well-being.

Relaxation means taking time each day to unwind. Getting a good laugh decreases pain, may help your heart and lungs, promotes muscle relaxation and can reduce anxiety.

Plenty of rest means getting at least 7-9 hours of sleep a night. A good night’s sleep will make you more attentive and active. Inadequate sleep can lead to mood changes and lowered resistance to illness.

Please see the link below for more helpful information on a variety of mental and physical health topics.
https://www.apa.org/topics/

*There are counselors available in the Counseling, International and Veteran Services Office (Bldg. 3 suites 103/105) who specialize in mental health issues and are here to help students whose mental health may be impacting their academic performance. 

Kelley Bennett
Counseling, International and Veteran Services
05/27/2014