Ways to increase your mental health this May

CHILLICOTHE— May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is a time when it is recommended to examine yourself and your mental health. Several things, both genetically and environmentally, can impact a person’s mental health throughout life in either a positive or negative manner. Local therapists have collected several tips and tricks that can help people increase their mental health this month.

Learn about mental health

Before bettering your mental health Lesha Malone from Whole Life Counseling said it is important to understand what mental health is and what it encompasses biologically, socially, psychologically and spiritually. She said that often people will focus on one aspect of mental health but not the others, which eventually leads to another decline. She said it is important to focus on all aspects of mental health in order to make a difference.

Dr. Cathy McDaniels Wilson from the Adena Counseling Center also recommends learning about

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