Take Care of Your Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It may also affect how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices during an emergency.

Mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health.

Mental illness, especially depression, increases the risk for many types of physical health problems. Similarly, the presence of chronic conditions may increase the risk for mental illness.

It’s important to remember that a person’s mental health may change over time, depending on many factors. People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. If you think this could be you, contact your physician today.

Source: cdc.gov