Everyone knows that working out and staying in shape is good for physical health. It helps to manage weight, reduces the risk of heart disease, and makes for solid muscles and bones. But did you know that exercising is also good for your mental health?
Having experienced my Grandpa living with dementia, this topic is sensitive to me.
A diagnosis of dementia can have a huge impact on a person's life. Someone recently diagnosed with dementia is likely to experience a range of emotions. These may include grief, loss, anger, shock, fear, disbelief, and even relief. Some people who have dementia have a high level of movement between emotions.
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949 and was created by the Mental Health America organization.
If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911. You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.