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It’s National Mental Health Month, and this year’s focus is on how your surroundings affect your mental health. Your surroundings affect how, when, and whether your needs are met, which in turn affects your mental health. And there are several things you can do to change your surroundings, if needed, and protect your well-being.
Other national observances in May include National High Blood Pressure Education Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The good news is that the same self-care that helps you maintain healthy blood pressure and good physical fitness—like moving every day, sleeping well, and eating a balanced diet—will also benefit your mental health!
Remember: One of the easiest ways to determine whether you may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition is to take a mental health screening. Even if you’re just feeling a little “off,” a screening can help you determine whether you’re just having a tough day or whether it’s time to talk with a health care professional.
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