General Health

May|June 2018

May is Mental Health Month

According to the National Institute of Mental Health 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness.  18.1% or 42 million of American adults live with anxiety disorders.  Nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness didn’t receive mental health services in the previous year.

Impact of Stress on Overall Health

When you are constantly reacting to stressful situations (chronic stress), cells in your immune system can cause inflammation that doesn’t go away.  Chronic stress and inflammation have been linked to reduced ability to fight off viruses and increased risk for heart disease, headaches, intestinal problems, sexual disfunction, diabetes, and even cancer.

@ Copyright Mental Health America  5.15.18

@ Copyright Mental Health America  5.15.18

June is Men's Health Month

Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue as it impacts wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters.  Women are 100% more likely than men to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventative services.