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Taking care of your mental health can have many positive effects on your life — it can help you reach your full potential, cope with challenges, work productively and make meaningful contributions to your community. Ready to learn more? Let’s start with the basics.
What is mental health?
While you may hear about mental health often, it can be beneficial to take a step back and consider what the term means before putting it into practice.
Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well-being — it relates to how you think, act and feel. Your mental health may also affect how you make decisions, relate to people and deal with challenging emotions such as stress. Plus, it’s important to take care of your mental health at every stage of life.
How do I take care of my mental health?
The first step is to be aware of your feelings and behaviors. Other proven methods include:
- Getting enough sleep
- Staying positive
- Being physically active
- Connecting with others
- Developing coping skills
- Speaking to a therapist
In addition to the above, you might experiment with other ways to take care of your mental health. Perhaps it’s setting aside time to meditate, recharge or partake in an activity you enjoy — see what energizes you!
If you’re feeling helpless or numb, eating or sleeping too little or too much or struggling to keep up with daily responsibilities, it could be a good idea to seek professional support.
How can LiveHealth Online help?
Remember, you are not alone. Licensed therapists and psychologists can provide coping strategies and counseling for many concerns, including:
- Life transitions
- Panic attacks
- Relationship conflicts
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
They can also listen and provide support if you simply want to check in. With LiveHealth Online, you can have a visit from home using your smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera. Board-certified psychiatrists are also available to provide expert advice, a treatment plan and medication, if needed.
To schedule an appointment:
- Log into LiveHealth Online.
- Select the “Psychology” or “Psychiatry” practice.
- Choose the therapist or psychiatrist you would like to see.
- Schedule a visit for when it works best for you.
- Get care from the comfort of home!