Physical health is key to achieving balanced mental health

Fitness for mind and body

As part of our mental health campaign, we’re raising awareness about the connection between physical health and mental health. The campaign is meant to educate and inform individuals about how various components contribute to your physical health, including healthy eating, gut health, stress management, exercising and getting enough sleep.
Physical Well Being

Mental health is an invaluable component of overall health and well-being, and although mental illnesses are common, they are also treatable. Physical activity can have a direct impact on mental health, and it’s important to pay attention to both. Doing so can help you achieve overall wellness.

Follow the links below to learn how you can improve your physical and mental well-being.

Take a look at these worksheets designed to help you address your physical health.

  • A Letter to Risky Business: This worksheet provides prompts for working through why you take part in risky behaviors, how they harm your well-being and what you can do take control of these behaviors.
  • Filling the Void: What makes you turn to risky behaviors? What needs are you trying to fulfill?
  • Think Ahead: Organizing your thoughts and taking steps to feel better can be tough when you’re weighed down by a mental health disorder. At a time when you’re feeling well and able, use this worksheet to prepare or plan ahead.
  • What’s Underneath: This worksheet will help you to build your emotional vocabulary to better understand and communicate your feelings.
  • Sample Letter for Starting a Conversation about Mental Health: This fill-in-the-blank-style letter is good for people of all ages who want to start a conversation about struggles with their mental health but aren’t sure how to get started.