Mental Health Day

“I’m taking a mental health day!”

How many times have we heard this? Usually, one says it when he/she needs a day off but isn’t sick, doesn’t have a doctor’s appointment, or needs rest or recreation. Do you think Mental Health Days are vital to life?

I say YES! Today is my official Mental Health Day, but I actually have a doctor’s appointment. I have depression and anxiety. I spent years hiding from it and coping in “OK” ways, but eventually needed to get help to function. My health care provider and I work together and communicate semi-frequently in order to be sure my quality of life is as good as it can be.

On my way to the doctor

Today I discussed with my health care provider:

  • Sleep
  • Eating habits
  • Nutrition
  • Work
  • Family
  • Recreation
  • Spiritual Life
  • Exercise
  • Blood Work
  • Medicine Check-in
  • Family Support
  • Coping Mechanisms
  • Quality of Life

I encourage you to take your own Mental Health Day. Evaluate your quality of life. Find out if there are ways to improve your health, both physical and mental.  Your body will thank you!