Resolutions for Good Mental Health

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Bring on the gym memberships, smoking cessation programs, and revamped financial planning!  Over the next three days, many of us will swear to New Year’s resolutions meant to improve our physical appearance or our wallets—but what about our minds?  Resolutions to maintain good mental health should be at the top of our list, right next to all those resolutions banning junk food.

We should resolve not just to lose weight, but also to lose those negative thoughts about ourselves.  Why wake up in the morning and catalogue all of your faults?  Wake up and appreciate your uniqueness and value.  Sure, you should plan to stick to a sensible monthly budget.  We encourage you to stick to your treatment program with equal intensity.  Promise yourself that you will get more sleep and eat right this year.  Know, however, that it’s not just important for your body but for your mind as well.  Following through with these resolutions will be a great first step to a mentally health 2012. 

Happy New Year from Families for Depression Awareness!

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