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Mental Wellness at Any Age

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Click below for tips for mental wellness at any age.

5 Ways to Foster Mental Wellness at an Early Age
It is important to help children build a foundation for mental wellness from an early age, and parents play a critical role in this process. Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially, and learn new skills. Additionally, good friends and encouraging words from adults are all vital for helping children develop self-confidence, high self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life. Click for five ways you can foster mental wellness in your young child.

5 Ways Parents Can Support Their Teen’s Mental Wellness
Adolescence is the time when your child starts to develop social and emotional habits that are important for mental well-being such as getting enough sleep; exercising regularly; developing coping, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; and learning to manage emotions. Protective and supportive family and school environments are especially important at this age, and building relationships with friends provides a sense of connectedness, which is crucial to a teen’s mental well-being. Click for five ways you can support your teen’s mental wellness.

7 Simple Ways Busy Adults Can Boost Their Mental Health Daily
Life today moves at a fast pace. It can be hard to keep up and juggle everything demanding your attention – work, parenting, relationships, deadlines, sports games, school activities, get-togethers, volunteer requests, and more. Through the hustle and bustle, it’s important to remember that you matter! Taking care of yourself is vital to your mental wellness. Not only will it make you feel better, it will also have a positive impact on those around you. While it can feel overwhelming trying to fit self-care into your already hectic day, the good news is that it can be done! Click for seven simple ways you can boost your mental health daily, despite your busy schedule.

5 Ways to Improve Cognition and Memory as You Age
As we age, mental health promotion and prevention strategies focus on supporting healthy aging. It’s normal to experience a natural decline in cognition and memory as we get older, making us vulnerable to mental health issues. The good news is that there are many ways that you can protect your mental health. Click for five ways you can maintain – and maybe even improve – your mental wellness as you age.

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