Health Minute: Mental Health Awareness Month

May 5, 2020

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

May is Mental Health Month. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual can recognize their own abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to their community.

Mental and physical health influence each other and are essential to overall wellness. Here are some steps you can take to promote a mentally healthy lifestyle:

  • Maintain positive social connections.
  • Practice mindfulness and stress management.
  • Keep an exercise regimen.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Eat well.
  • Develop self-awareness.
  • Establish consistent routines.

For a free mental health screening, visit Mental Health America at mhascreening.org.

Join us next week for WPSU’s Health Minute.

For all of our episodes, visit wpsu.org/healthminute.

I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.