May Well-Being Tips
Posted: May 15, 2023 | Category: Well-Being Tips
- Advice about Mental Health. It isn’t just an individual concern. As recent news events have shown, our country’s collective mental health affects everyone. We could all use some guidance. A few of CNN’s Heroes are marking Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing their insight. One hero, Michele Neff Hernandez says, “If you’re struggling and haven’t told anyone, just tell one person.” If you’re not sure where to turn, confidential P4P peer counseling* is available at no cost for Valley Preferred clinicians. You can also call the national 988 suicide and crisis helpline.
- How to Cope with Financial Anxiety. In a recent survey from Bankrate, stress about money was cited by 52% of participants as having a negative impact on their mental health. That’s more than any other factor cited. This article from HealthGuide.org will help you understand financial stress, explain the effects it can have on your emotional well-being, and give you five suggestions for how to alleviate your worries.
- What You Eat Matters. We know what’s best for us, right? In fact, 72% of Americans say that eating healthy “makes them feel better mentally and physically.” With that in mind, this infographic gives you all the information you need to eat for optimal mental health and tells you which foods to avoid and why. One great takeaway: Eating just one extra portion of veggies and fruits each day has the same positive effect on mental health as walking!