• Denetra Hampton

May: Mental HealthAwareness Month

People assume you aren’t sick unless they see the sickness on your skin like scars forming a map of all the ways you’re hurting. Emm Roy, The First Step

Mental health is radically being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The diminishing economy has added additional pressures on the already compromised mentally challenged person. According to a study by Pew Research, nearly 1-in 5 Americans admit to having a mental reaction to the current outbreak.

Below are (3) physical ways to help cope during this trying time.

1. Walk Is Therapy. Since social distancing is the number one rule for not contracting the Covid-19 virus, walking is one of the best ways to not only keep your distance but get some exercise in and clear your thoughts.

2. Play A Mind Game. This will keep you focused on something other than the negative thoughts that stress can bring on. It can also improve your thought process.

3. Eat a healthy diet. This is very underrated in helping improve our coping abilities. When we put the right kinds of foods in our body's our brains react in a better way as well.

Everything takes time. Mental health is a longterm illness that requires longterm committment.

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