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Mental Health Tips

Maintain a healthy state of mind at every age

Get Professional Help
Everyone can feel low, anxious or unable to cope from time to time. These are all normal responses to life's challenges. However, if these feelings happen often and for weeks at a time, consider seeking professional support. Asking for help is a sign of strength and can be the first step to solving a problem.

Get Involved
Don't stand on the sidelines! Find a way to get involved and make a contribution, however little, at home, at work or in the community. People are often happiest when helping others.

Get Plenty of Sleep
Not getting enough sleep can make you feel tired, overwrought and run down. It also can make you more prone to mental health problems. Set a goal to get at least eight hours of sleep a night. You will notice the benefits in as little as a few days.

Tips for Teens

Ask for Help
Anyone can feel low or get depressed, so if you need help, don't be afraid to ask. Seeking help early is the best course of action to help prevent a problem from getting worse. Asking for help is a sign of strength and responsibility, not weakness.

Open Your Ears
Music has the power to relax, stimulate and elevate mood. Hearing uplifting music when we wake up can keep us in good spirits throughout the day, and listening to relaxing music at night can help us get deeper, more restful sleep. Hearing certain songs can also have a profound effect on our emotions by reminding us of special events or people.

Keep in Touch with Friends & Family
Close relationships have a huge impact on how we feel. Spending quality time with loved ones can be very effective, but even a phone call, a couple of emails or a few texts can help us feel connected to those we love.

Change the Scene
When we're anxious or depressed, it's easy to end up in 'stewing' in the same place for long periods of time. Going for a walk, meeting a friend or simply moving to a different room can help clear our heads and make it easier to see negative or troublesome thoughts for what they are.
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Tips for Adults

Get Professional Help
Everyone can feel low, anxious or unable to cope from time to time. These are all normal responses to life's challenges. However, if these feelings happen often and for weeks at a time, consider seeking professional support. Asking for help is a sign of strength and can be the first step to solving a problem.

Set Realistic Goals
Rome wasn't built in a day. Even the most ambitious and complex tasks can be broken down into smaller, more manageable chunks. Setting realistic, achievable goals is a good way to keep spirits up and move forward. Remember to congratulate yourself every time a goal is reached!

Get active
Physical activity is a proven method to achieving good mental health. Exercise makes us feel better immediately through the release of uplifting chemicals into our bodies. Even just a 30-minute brisk walk every other day can make all the difference.

Eat Healthfully
A balanced diet is essential to maintaining good mental health. Research shows that there are direct links between what and how we eat and how it makes us feel. Try organic foods with lots of protein and minerals.

Drink Sensibly
Even though it might seem effective in the short term, alcohol is a depressant drug. Avoiding too much alcohol is crucial for both our mental and physical health, but when we're feeling low or anxious, avoiding alcohol is key to maintaining good mental health.

Find a Hobby
Learning a new skill, or doing something active or creative will boost your self-confidence and could take your mind off your worries. Hobbies can also be a great way of meeting new people.

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Tips for Seniors

Stay Active
Physical activity is a proven method to achieving good mental health. Exercise makes us feel better immediately through the release of uplifting chemicals into our bodies. Even just a half an hour's brisk walk every other day can make all the difference.

Eat Healthfully
A balanced diet is essential to maintaining good mental health. Research shows that there are direct links between what and how we eat and how it makes us feel. Try organic foods with lots of protein and minerals.

Get Involved
Don't stand on the sidelines! Find a way to get involved and make a contribution, however little, at home, at work or in the community. People are often happiest when helping others.

Let There be Light
Exposure to the full, broad-spectrum light found outdoors during the daytime helps us sleep better and wards off 'winter blues' and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) (which is less common but more severe). Even just getting short periods of strong daylight every day can improve your mood.

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