To take control of your health, it’s important to learn how to work with your healthcare team — how to ask the right questions and find the right answers. And then put what you’ve learned into action so you can make educated decisions about your health.
This Month’s Feature: Mental Health
The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” In this section, you’ll get tips for improving your personal mental health, advice for managing various mental illnesses, and more.
Everyone feels down from time to time. We get stressed, fatigued, anxious, and tired. Often, these feelings pass quickly. If they don’t, you could be suffering from depression. Mental health is just as important as physical health. That's why it's important to talk to your physician if you or someone you care for shows signs of depression. See the Tool