May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Published On: May 17, 2022

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Stress can come from work, family, or anywhere else, but understanding what parts of your life may have a negative impact on your mental health can help you improve it. 

Most people know when they’re feeling stressed out, but the symptoms can sneak up on you. 

Side effects include: 

  • Headaches 
  • Sleep problems
  • Irritability or frustration
  • Lack of motivation or focus 
  • Exercising less 
  • Drug and alcohol misuse 

Physical activity is a great way to reduce symptoms of stress in a healthy and productive manner. Regular exercise is a great way to start managing your stress. Whether that means going to the gym or taking a walk around your neighborhood, you can also speak with your primary care doctor about more ways you can manage your stress. The Laborers’ Support Network and HMC HealthWorks are great resources for stress management. 

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