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Let’s Share Healthy Inspiration!

Let’s Share Healthy Inspiration!

Wellness encompasses health, which is a bodily state.  There are times in all of our lives when we need to consider more than just the bodily state of health that contributes to our state of wellness.  True wellness demands that we, as individuals, place foci on our physical, mental, nutritional, social, & spiritual needs.  Therefore, to consider all of the elements of our wellness, is to provide an overall focus on our well-being.

This should be expected to be challenging, because our needs are constantly changing.  Our wellness can also be challenged by the influence of those needs on each other.  For example, one’s physical needs may suddenly require more attention or the stress from one’s relationships may overshadow everything else.  When one is feeling overwhelmed, or otherwise identifies their belief in lacking a state of wellness, it can be difficult to decide where to place one’s focus.  

Inclusion of sufficient physical activity, proper nutrition, and healthy relationship boundaries can be a good foundation for wellness.  When these needs are being met, one may additionally examine one’s social and spiritual needs.  Without these basic needs being met, it may not be possible for social and spiritual needs to be additionally considered.  However, for others, they may require spiritual and/or social needs being met in order to  meet their physical, mental, and nutritional needs.  

What is most important is what you, as an individual, need to advocate for your complete state of wellness.  A sole or primary focus on any one of the wellness elements can complete with the efforts needed to strive for a state of health for another element and for whole person wellness.  One should be careful that one’s efforts do not result in supporting only a state of health, rather than supporting wellness.  

When considering health promotional ideas, take into consideration how to work toward promoting a state of health for each of the elements required for your state of wellness!

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Let’s Share Healthy Inspiration!

Let’s Share Healthy Inspiration!

I am so grateful for my health & my family’s health.

I have been working on a health promotional idea.

We are about to get started, so look for details to come!

I am very excited to share what I have learned with several others

who are also interested in health promotion!

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Let’s Share Healthy Inspiration!

Let’s Share Healthy Inspiration!

I am so grateful for my health & my family’s health.

I have another health promotional idea.

There are more details coming.

I am very excited to share what I have learned with others

who are interested in health promotion!

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Let’s Share Healthy Inspiration!

Let’s Share Healthy Inspiration!

It takes a conscious effort to overcome the darkness & the difficult. It takes choosing to be optimistic, choosing to grow & learn from every experience, no matter how painful. It takes expanding your experiences, knowledge, & connections with others, to understand that you have more than you have ever acknowledged & you should be grateful for it all. It takes accepting that THIS is your life, so live it.

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Let’s Be Active (Feb 20, 2014)

Let’s Be Active

Promoting increased involvement within one’s family or community.

           We need to be active collaborators to improve mental health.  The recognized duty is present in the relationship between health professionals with their patients.  The financial burden is present by American citizens and medical payers, including the U.S. government.  The largest burden is on family and friends who witness health outcomes that result from stigmatized mental health care.  Increased medical community involvement in treatment collaboration efforts is one method of being more active in population mental health outcomes.  Whether primary care provider, public health advocate, or family member, all of us have a role promoting better mental health. 

           Primary care providers (PCP) see the majority of mental health patients with focused individual improvement as their goal (Shim & Rust, 2013).  Electronic health record (EHR) programs provide comprehensive evaluation and interdisciplinary team management strategies for treatment including mental health specialty care (Shim & Rust, 2013).  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) supports the PCP model for primary management with EHR-based patient-centered medical homes (Shim & Rust, 2013). 

           Health promotion advocates in public health share the determination to prevent disease, disability, or death from mental health.  Mental health illness globally is the second largest disease and disability burden (Shim & Rust, 2013).  Severe mental illness shortens life by an average of 25 years (Shim & Rust, 2013).  A whole-person approach with screening and early treatment leads to reduced stigma, improved patient treatment engagement, and improved overall health metrics by preventing long-term mental health effects (Shim & Rust, 2013). 

           Family members and friends effectively reduce health risks, like usage of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  They are beneficial to fostering healthy life style habits for sleep hygiene, physical activity, nutrition, and development of healthy relationships (Shim & Rust, 2013).  Improving one’s general health improves one’s mental health. 

           Promoting healthy life styles using the whole-person approach improves individual, community, population, and global mental health.  Reduction in mental health contributes to improved overall health and wellness, improved mortality rates, decreased disability, and decreased costs.  We should all be so fortunate to help each other to live well, longer, with less cost and disability.

Reference:

Shim, R., & Rust, G. (2013). Primary care, behavioral health, and public health: Partners in reducing mental health stigma. American Journal of Public Health, 103(5), 774-776.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2013.301214

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