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Are you making your New Year’s Resolutions? Take Inventory and then take action!

While most people will vow to exercise more, eat healthier, and lose weight in 2021, many don’t realize that physical health and mental health are intricately linked. On a good day, everyday stressors can leave us feeling overwhelmed, add the pandemic, and what do we have? A mess of anxiety or depression that can be the primary problem or a symptom of other issues like addiction.

Before we make our list of usual New Year Resolutions, like losing those pounds, exercise more, or being debt-free, perhaps it is time to consider our mental health. Just like the body, our minds are susceptible to illness, and without a healthy mind, our resolutions may be hard to keep. If you feel sad, anxious, or irritable for more than two weeks, it could be a sign of a more severe health issue. The new year is a perfect time to take stock of your emotions and incorporate resolutions that can improve both your physical and mental health. Seeking and utilizing professional help to tackle your mental health issues makes good sense in 2021.

This New Year it is easy to take the first step toward emotional health by completing an anonymous self-assessment online at HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org or psycom.net. These screening websites offer brief questionnaires for depression, alcohol problems, and other mood and anxiety disorders. The questions are designed to assess whether an individual may be at risk for a disorder. You can also reach out to our 24-hour assessment line after our opening on February 15th.

Let’s make mental health/fitness our number 1 resolution in 2021!

Read More Here: 7 New Year’s Resolutions That Put Your Mental Health First