Mental health is imperative to living a healthy and balanced life.

Mental health encompasses our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Mental health impacts how we feel, think, and behave. It also contributes to our decision-making process, how we deal with stress, and how we relate to others.

Mental wellness is just as important as other healthy habits such as eating well and exercising. Being healthy mentally and emotionally can increase productivity and effectiveness in your daily activities, and improve your quality of life. There are simple steps you can take to improve your mental health. Try opening up to someone, take a break when you need to, remember something you are grateful when you feel overwhelmed, and always try to get a good night's sleep.

Issues related to mental health can impact people differently. For some, talking to a professional can be beneficial. For others, being mindful and evaluating your mental health needs may help. If you start to see changes in your overall happiness and relationships, it is important to take action before it affects other areas of your life.