There's not fool-proof way to never get sick. That's true physically and mentally. But we can give our bodies and minds their best chances. Here are Five Things You Should Be Doing to Maintain Your Mental Health

Five Things You Should Be Doing Regularly to Maintain Your Mental Health

No matter what you do to stay healthy, you can’t guarantee you’ll never get sick. It’s the same for physical and mental health. But that doesn’t mean we don’t try. Because making unhealthy choices puts us at much greater risk of being unhealthy.

We can give our bodies and minds their best chance at health.

Check out Healthy Body, Mind, and Soul Habits to read more about the importance of dealing with the whole self is necessary to maintain your mental health.

If you saw me running along the edge of cliff, you’d try to stop me so I didn’t fall over the edge; going off medication is similarly dangerous for me and others who suffer severe mood disorders. As my psychiatrist says, lamotrigine is my safety net. It keeps me from falling back into the blackness of suicidal depression.

Considering quitting taking your meds? Please read Going Off Meds? before you do!

I’m over at Defying Shadows talking about some healthy habits we all should practice, whether or not we suffer from mental illness.

Number one on the list is checking on yourself. How often do you ask yourself Am I okay? It may sound silly, but you need to pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and what they reveal about how you’re actually doing, especially if you suffer from a mood disorder.

You can learn more about checking on yourself, and the other four things you should be doing regularly to maintain your mental health, over on Defying Shadows.

No matter what you do to stay healthy, you can't guarantee you'll never get sick. It's the same for physical and mental health, but we can give our bodies and minds their best chance. Check out these Five Things You Should Be Doing Regularly to Maintain Your Mental Health

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