mental health

Protective and Risk Factors for Mental Health

Learn about the factors that can help protect your mental health. Also find out about the factors that can put it at risk.
What can help protect your mental health?

Regardless of your age, you can have better mental health if you:

  • eat a healthy diet, which supports a healthy body and brain
  • are physically active, which reduces stress and helps with concentration
  • get enough sleep, which makes you more alert and able to cope with stress

 

Certain life circumstances can also help protect your mental health. These include:

  • living in a safe community that is accepting, supportive

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Mental Health Benefits: What the Law Says

In terms of mental health, what is the role of the federal and state governments regarding legislation, research, and benefits?

Just a few days after Kate Spade’s death by suicide, we are once again shocked by another prominent figure’s passing due to the same cause. As he is a world traveler and storyteller, Anthony Bourdain’s death was met with deep sadness by people all over the world. The chef and food writer has shared about his battle with depression in the past. Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorders, as well as anxiety disorders are among the …

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