May is Mental Health Month

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being.

May is Mental Health Month Marks 70 Years

#4Mind4Body Theme Highlights Importance of Work-Life Balance, Pets, Spirituality in Achieving Balanced Mental Health

Wausau, WI, May 1, 2019 — May is Mental Health Month was started 70 years ago by Mental Health America, to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.

A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also help people recover from these conditions. For those dealing with a chronic health condition and the people who care for them, it can be especially important to focus on mental health.

That is why in 2019, North Central Health Care is expanding upon last year’s theme of 4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, as we explore the topics of animal companionship, spirituality and religion, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness. Throughout the month of May, we will share information on our website and social media pages regarding these topics.

Explore a Variety of Mental Health Topics
Animal Companionship
Spirituality and Religion
Work-Life Balance
Social Connections and Recreation

During May, MHA will also look at how these topics may be especially beneficial to people who are living with chronic physical illnesses. MHA has developed a series of information sheets (available at to help people understand how their lifestyle affects their health. These are available for all to read and share.

We know that living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy, but it can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes. Finding the balance between work and play, the ups and downs of life, physical health and mental health, can help you on the path towards focusing both 4Mind4Body.

For more information on May is Mental Health Month, visit MHA’s website at

North Central Health Care provides compassionate and specialized care for people with complex behavioral and skilled nursing needs in Langlade, Lincoln and Marathon counties. Person-centered services are provided for mental health, substance abuse, crisis, developmental disabilities, adult protection, aquatic physical therapy and skilled nursing care that fulfill and enrich lives throughout our communities.

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