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May is Mental Health Month

Lake County, Calif. (May 4, 2018) - May is Mental Health Month

Please join Lake County Behavioral Health in celebrating Mental Health Month. Launched by Mental Health America in 1949, this is the most highly-recognized mental health awareness event in the United States. Last year, Mental Health Month media and materials were used and seen by over 230 million Americans.

This year’s theme is “Deeper Connections: Whole Person Wellness.” Lake County Behavioral Health is calling on all individuals to join us as we challenge ourselves to make small changes — both mentally and/or physically — to develop huge gains in our overall health. So much of what we do physically has an impact on our mentally.

When you or a loved one is grappling with a mental health concern, sometimes it is a lot to handle. It is critical to keep in mind that mental health is important to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are not uncommon and treatable.

This month, Lake County Behavioral Health is focusing on how a healthy lifestyle may help prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, along with diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other chronic health issues. It can also help folks recover from these types of medical conditions. Managing stress, eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, and exercising can go a long way in making one both mentally and physically healthy.

“It is important to really take a hard look at your overall health, both mentally and physically, in order to achieve wellness,” said Todd Metcalf, Administrator of Lake County Behavioral Health. “Eating healthy foods that positively impact your gut health, getting the appropriate amount of exercise, getting enough rest and stress reduction — it’s all about achieving the right balance to benefit both mind and body.”

Lake County Behavioral Health wants everyone to know that mental illnesses are real, and that recovery is always the goal. Living a healthy lifestyle may not always be easy, but by taking a look at one’s overall health every day — both mentally and physically — goes a long way to ensure a focus on fitness. We encourage everyone to join Lake County Behavioral Health in celebrating “Deeper Connections: Whole Person Wellness” spotlighting the importance of both healthy mind and body.

For more information, please contact Lake County Behavioral Health at 707-274-9101 extension 26183.  Todd Metcalf is the Administrator of Lake County Behavioral Health.