By
Zest Staff
Health & Wellness
5/2/18

Care for your mental health

Your emotional, psychological, and social states contribute to your mental health. It’s a big part of your overall wellbeing, so consider it part of your regular care routine. Here are three ways to take care of your mental health.

1. Practice gratitude
Acknowledging gratitude –– when you’re thankful for something –– can make you happier. It’s a form of appreciation: for what you have, for something someone did for you. Say thank you. Write down something you’re grateful for today. And tell others when you’re grateful for them or for their actions. After all, sharing gratitude makes it grow. It may not feel easy, but that’s why you’re practicing.

2. Exercise
Sure, exercise is great for your body. But it’s equally good for your brain. Exercise increases endorphins, which make you feel good and can lower depression symptoms. Plus, it helps you sleep (another important part of supporting mental health).

3. Seek help if you need it
It can be hard to know when you need help. If you’re experiencing symptoms like feeling disengaged from loved ones, notable changes in your appetite or sleep, or finding it’s difficult to perform activities in your daily routine, it may be time to find help.

Working with a therapist or psychiatrist is a little different than working with other providers. The mental health professional will want to speak with you to learn more about your situation. You’ll meet and determine if it’s a good fit to work together. The Zest concierge can provide you with a list of mental health professionals accepting new patients in your area. Contact the concierge at 866.333.4725 or send a chat in the Zest app for assistance.

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