Improve Your Mental Health in 2016

Contributed by Denise Daub

Meet your new resolution

Lindsay Holmes, Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post

New Year’s resolutions often focus on improving physical health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?

While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a priority for everyone: One in four people globally will experience a mental health issue at some point in his or her life.

But even if you aren’t facing an issue like anxiety or depression, focusing on your mental well-being could still make 2016 the best year yet. Mental health affects how you think, feel and act on a daily basis, as well as influences how you handle stress, make decisions and connect with others.

If you’re set on making a vow for improvement next year, add mental health to the top of your priority list.

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