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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

It is no secret that there is a mental health crisis happening in our country. Everywhere we turn we see ads, articles and videos showing countless ways to cure any emotion that ails you. But what people aren’t telling you is that there are some simple ways you take care of yourself that can positively effect your mental health and emotional wellbeing. Let’s explore!

Managing your Mental Health for Whole Body Wellness:

Rest your Body-

The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following hours of sleep per night:

Age Recommended Sleep

Children 3-5 years 10-13 hours

Children 6-13 years 9-11 hours

Teenagers 14-17 years 8-10 hours

Adults 18-64 years 7-9 hours

Older Adults 65+ years 7-8 hours

When you do not get the minimum hours of sleep for your age or quality of sleep needed, it can influence your outlook on life, your energy level, and your emotions. Individuals who do not get enough sleep have greater levels of depression and anxiety. If you find yourself sleeping too much or to