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Have You Had Your Monthly Mental Health Checkup? Inflation-Proof Ways to Stay Emotionally Healthy

News release by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon Los Angeles | July 25, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Just as you visit the doctor for a physical or a dentist for regular tooth cleanings, you need to take responsibility for your mental wellness. How? Take a mental health day at least once a month, so that you can de-stress and recharge, says Dr. Michele Nealon, President of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

During these challenging times of crisis, it’s important to focus on your mental health as much as your physical health. “When your body is signaling you with a headache or stomach cramp, you need to pay attention to those symptoms,” she says. “Likewise, if you feel depressed or anxious, or if you feel constantly tired or unable to focus on tasks, it’s imperative you do something about that.”

You may need to seek professional help, but Dr. Nealon suggests first giving yourself a mental health checkup as part of your self-assessment.

Here are four inflation-proof tips to stay emotionally healthy:

1. Move your body. Try a new activity like stretching or going for a walk or hike to clear your mind and de-stress.

2. Eat a nutritious meal and hydrate. Focus on eating well and nourishing your body.

3. Catch up on sleep. If you are sleep-deprived, it can impact your mood and long-term health.

4. Be productive with your hobby and find balance. While crossing one item off your list can make you feel accomplished, spending the rest of the day doing what you enjoy will help you decompress.

Taking time for self-care is a vital part of your mental health checklist regimen. And money should not be an excuse. “You do not need to spend money to relax,” says Dr. Nealon.


About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. TCSPP continues to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 30 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, nursing, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of international partner institutions, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is a proud affiliate of TCS, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.


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