Health Matters

Mental Health Tips for the New Year!

Good mental health can lower your risk for medical problems.



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The beginning of the year is a great time to set a resolution to prioritize your mental health. Dr. Dave Curtis, Chief Behavioral Health Officer for UH Health Family Care Center at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine has some advice and tips.

Good mental health can lower your risks for medical problems, extend your life span, and improve your relationships and overall wellbeing.

  1. Write down your goals. What would good mental health look like for you?
  2. Track your progress. Remember, out of sight is out of mind.
  3. Commit time for activities you enjoy.
  4. Surround yourself with people who build you up or make you laugh.
  5. Stay consistent with sleep, daily physical activity and healthy meals.
  6. Participate in spiritual fellowship or mindfulness.
  7. Schedule an annual check-up from the neck-up with a mental health professional.

Have a happy and healthy new year!

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