This year’s theme is Healthy Mind, Healthy Body. You can learn more about Napa County wide calendar of events and a special greeting from Napa County Mental Health.
Mental health consumers, providers, and community members are invited to attend the 2019 May is Mental Health Month Kick Off Event on Wednesday, May 1st from 10-11am in Provisions (formerly Thrive Café) presented by the Mental Health Division’s May is Mental Health Month Committee. Community partners will be attending to talk about their 2019 Mental Health Month events, which will be co-sponsored by the Mental Health Division. We will have healthy snacks, prizes and lots of great information to share about Mental Health Month events and activities – see attached calendars in English and Spanish.
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This year’s Mental Health Month theme is Healthy Mind, Healthy Body. Mental Health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic health problems. It can also help people recover from these conditions. Living a healthy lifestyle may not be easy, but can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes. Eating healthy foods, managing stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep can go a long way in making you both physically and mentally healthy. Paying attention to both your physical health and your mental health can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery.
Every week I’ll be sending out email reminders of the events that we have planned for Mental Health Month and accompanying worksheets that are helpful reminders to simple things we can do to improve our mental health by taking care of our bodies.
This week’s reminder is about the “Gut – Brain Connection.” Recent research is connecting your gut health with your mental health. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet is the most important thing a person can do to keep their gut healthy. For details, please see the attached FGut-Brain Connection Fact Sheet for more information.
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We hope to see you at the Mental Health Month Kick-Off Event on Wednesday!