By Kathleen Smith, Nurse/Case Manager for Newaygo County Mental Health
May is Mental Health month and what better way to focus on mental health than self-care! During the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember that it is normal to experience feelings of anxiety, loss of control, uncertainty, or perhaps being overwhelmed by all of the information coming at you all at once. It is essential to remember that some of these feelings and emotions can cause changes to our physical and mental health. Increased stress and anxiety can cause fatigue, body aches and sore muscles, headaches, upset stomach or heartburn, and changes in sleep patterns. Self-care is the key to balance.
There are steps that you can take to do self-care to decrease stress and anxiety, while improving your physical health. Here are areas you can focus on:
You can also visit our website at www.newaygocmh.org.
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