Optimal health in life is essential to having good mental health. The goal of everyone is to feel their best and to be able to function at their highest level.
Nutrition is very important to obtain good mental health. This includes staying hydrated with water and limiting sodium and fats with high cholesterol. In addition, sugar and caffeine can cause a decease in cognitive functioning
Exercise is a vital part of treatment in mental health. It is important to increase activity during the day such as going on a walk, run or hike. Increasing exercise help to increase one overall mood.
Suicide is one of leading causes of death in America. In the state of Utah there is an alarming rise in attempts and completed suicides. The state ranked fifth in the nation for suicide in 2017 and it continues to grow quickly among neighbors, classmates and in families each year. Statistics shows that males have the highest rates of suicide and women have the highest rates of unsuccessful attempts. Women have higher rates of mental health compared to men, however males are more impulsive and are a a greater risk for self harm. It is important to recognize some of the symptoms that both adolescents and adults exhibits when they are a risk for suicide. When there is a change in behavior such as
The best treatment to help prevent suicide is talking about the struggles and difficulties that one is experiencing in their environment. It is common for someone to isolate themselves when they have negative thoughts and perceptions. Please if you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms listed above seek help from a suicide hot-line or seek professional help and remove guns or pills in the home to prevent suicide attempt.