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Mental Health

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies within us while we live.”

—Norman Cousins

“Enjoy life’s puddles. Make cheerfulness, outrageousness, and playfulness new priorities for your life. You can feel good for no reason at all.”/em>

—Anthony Williams

Life is full of interruptions, emergencies, crises, urgent tasks, death, new life, and taxes. All can take their toll on your mental health. As a whole, our society is depressed and anxious. Sometimes you just want to scream and ask, “How can I cope with life?”

Today, more then ever, you need to be flexible. A set schedule is less important that meeting your needs and those of your family. Having a sense of humor can help you cope with stress.

If you find you are depressed or anxious, get medical help. Call your local health department for names of good counselors. Also, there are many drugs on the market to help you over rough spots in life. The National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus offers excellent resources about mental health.

Find a way to center yourself in serenity. Do not let life defeat you.

Page Author: Stephen Hull

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