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5 Ways To Enhance Your Mental Health

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Mental health is an important component to living a fully happy and healthy life. So what can you do to make sure that you are living well mentally?

Here are five tips to consider, whenever you are having issues with your mental health.


It’s a simple thing that we do to live, but a vital one. Focusing on your breathing can really help with your mental health. Deep breathing, and counting to 10 slowly, are a couple of ways that have helped many to quickly relax.

Start a journal

Writing in a journal can help relieve some of the anxiety or stress that you may have throughout the day. Writing can help express emotions or feelings without the pressures of telling others.

Get off of your phone

Sometimes too much technology can take a toll on mental health. Find some time to get away from the busy world around you.

Find support

It’s always nice to know that there is someone who understands where you're coming from, in terms of your mental health. Find a support group, whether it’s in person or online, that can help you cope.

Find a professional

You don't have to for your fight mental health alone. Find a professional near you that can help guide you in the right direction about such things as treatment or medication.

Reviewed February 3, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress. Anxiety and Depression Association of American. Retrieved February 3, 2016.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Anxiety and Depression Association of American. Retrieved February 3, 2016.

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