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Holistic Mental Well-Being

There are a lot of factors that influence your mental wellness. Nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress and self-care all play a key role when it comes to your mental health. Learn more about how these factors contribute to your holistic well-being, mood, brain function and overall growth.
Nutrition

Nutrition

Having a dedicated, educated and personalized approach to eating and enjoying food can help you to feel your best. Incorporating a balanced diet into your lifestyle might be easier said than done, but meeting with a registered dietitian, using a meal planning strategy and exploring your relationship with food are a few actions you can take to help you gain control and live a healthier life.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Having a dedicated, educated and personalized approach to eating and enjoying food can help you to feel your best. Incorporating a balanced diet into your lifestyle might be easier said than done, but meeting with a registered dietitian, using a meal planning strategy and exploring your relationship with food are a few actions you can take to help you gain control and live a healthier life.

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Common Mental Illnesses

Mental illnesses are health conditions that involve changes in emotion, thinking, behavior or a combination of all three. The key to enhancing your mental well-being starts with understanding yourself and your personal needs. Since there are so many different types of mental illnesses and no single cause for any of them, proper treatment, preventative techniques and coping strategies depend on your disorder and its severity. If you’re having challenges, it’s important to ask for help so you don’t have to fight alone. Remember – you can get better.

Depression

Depression

Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a common and serious mood disorder that affects how you feel, think and act. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and may include changes in appetite, trouble sleeping, loss of energy, feeling sad or loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline for Support: 800–273–8255

Depression

Depression

Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a common and serious mood disorder that affects how you feel, think and act. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and may include changes in appetite, trouble sleeping, loss of energy, feeling sad or loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline for Support: 800–273–8255

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Prescription Drug Misuse

The number of accidental deaths per year is on the rise, and it’s largely due to the opioid crisis. By learning some basic information, you can become part of the solution to this growing health crisis. It starts with learning about opioids, how to safely use them, how to dispose of them and how to recognize signs of misuse. With your help, we can overcome the opioid epidemic and create healthier, safer communities.

Opioid Basics

Opioids are drugs chemically similar to the opium found in poppy plants. Though prescription opioids have many medical uses, like treating pain, they also have many risks, including potentially slowing or stopping breathing. This risk is highest for people who do not take opioids daily, take higher doses than prescribed or take other sedatives (like alcohol). Not only can the body become dependent on opioids and go through flu-like temporary withdrawal symptoms if opioids are suddenly stopped, the natural chemical balance in a person’s brain can also sometimes change due to opioid misuse. This change in brain function is called addiction. Understanding the basics of opioids and managing medications appropriately are key to their safe use.

Opioid Basics

Opioids are drugs chemically similar to the opium found in poppy plants. Though prescription opioids have many medical uses, like treating pain, they also have many risks, including potentially slowing or stopping breathing. This risk is highest for people who do not take opioids daily, take higher doses than prescribed or take other sedatives (like alcohol). Not only can the body become dependent on opioids and go through flu-like temporary withdrawal symptoms if opioids are suddenly stopped, the natural chemical balance in a person’s brain can also sometimes change due to opioid misuse. This change in brain function is called addiction. Understanding the basics of opioids and managing medications appropriately are key to their safe use.

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Mental Wellness

Even small acts of mental health care can enhance the way we think, feel, act and handle day-to-day life. Mental health is important at every stage of our lives and there are lots of factors that influence our mental wellness, including nutrition, sleep, health conditions and beyond. Here, you’ll learn about holistic mental wellbeing, common mental illnesses, the opioid crisis and more, because taking care of your mental health starts with understanding the factors that contribute to it.

Holistic Mental Wellbeing

Mental health self-care is tied with mindful eating, daily physical activity, good sleep and lowered stress. An educated and personalized approach to eating can impact your mood and help you live a healthier life. Some other steps you can take include engaging in regular physical activity, getting enough sleep and sticking to a daily routine. These simple measures can reduce your stress levels and improve your mental wellness. Click through the tabs on this page to read more about each of these topics and how we can help.

Common Mental Illnesses

Mental illnesses are health conditions that affect your emotions, thinking, behavior or a combination of all three. Some common mental illnesses include depression, anxiety, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learning how to manage stress and anxiety or how to treat depression may mean asking for help, but proper treatment is available. If you’re struggling, reach out so you don’t have to fight alone. Explore the tabs for each common illness on this page to find more information and helpful resources.

Prescription Drug Misuse

The number of accidental deaths per year is on the rise and it’s largely due to the opioid crisis. Though opioids have many medical uses, they also have many risks, including potentially slowing or stopping breathing. Whether you’re looking for advice on how to help with opioid addiction for yourself or for substance abuse help for family members or loved ones, we have information to guide you along the way. Read about the basics of opioids, proper disposal, indication of misuse and how to support and educate friends and family who need help. With your assistance, we can overcome the opioid epidemic and create healthier, safer communities.

Continue your journey with more information on mental wellness, the opioid epidemic and healthy nutrition advice. Or view all of our health services to find everything you need to support your everyday health. Don’t wait, your better tomorrow starts with mental healthcare today.