May: Mental Health Month


    May: Mental Health Month

    Mental health is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. Our mental state affects how we feel, think, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

    Since 1949, the month of May is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health. During this time of year, it is important to spread the word that mental health is something everyone should care about. This month is to inform of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Approximately 18.5% of adults and 13% of children experiences mental illness in a given year.

    Health is not just limited to focusing on the physical aspects of the body. You have to look at the person as a whole and see the connection between the mind and body. That’s why May 2018 theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body. This theme is centered on no matter where someone is in their personal journey to better their health and wellness, individuals have the strength it takes to be fit in their near future.

    Mental Health America is doing a challenge this month! Here is a message from the organization:

    Stay tuned for the #4MIND4BODY CHALLENGE this May!

     As part of our efforts this May, we’ll be asking people to take the #4Mind4Body Challenge and join Mental Health America as we challenge ourselves each day to make small changes – both physically and mentally – to create huge gains for our overall health and wellbeing. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the challenge of the day and to share your progress and successes by posting with #4Mind4Body. Coming in May we will also have a web page collecting posts with #4Mind4Body for people to see what others are doing as part of the challenge.

    This month we are focusing on increasing awareness on mental health and why you should prioritize your mental health. Wrightstown Health and Fitness offers many services that can ease mental suffering and help you live a better and longer life. Stay tuned all month long for information on the importance of mental health and how you can live a healthy lifestyle on our Facebook pages.

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