Keeping a Healthy Body & Mind.

What is Mental Health Awareness Month?
Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May in the United States to raise awareness about mental health issues and to promote overall mental health and wellness. This month-long campaign aims to reduce stigma around mental illness and to encourage people to seek help and support when needed.
Finding the right help for your Mind & Spirit
Remember, finding the right therapist for you may take some time and effort, but it’s worth it to find a therapist who can help you manage your anxiety and improve your overall mental health.

Finding a Therapist

Look for a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety: Therapists who specialize in treating anxiety disorders will have the expertise and experience necessary to help you manage your symptoms effectively.

Check Health Coverage

Check your insurance coverage: Before you start your search, check your insurance coverage to see what mental health services are covered. This will help you narrow down your options and avoid any unexpected costs.

Evaluate your needs

Consider the type of therapy that might work best for you: There are many types of therapy that can be effective for anxiety, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Research these types of therapy to determine which one might work best for you.

Ask for recommendations

Get recommendations: Ask for recommendations from friends, family, or healthcare providers. You can also look for therapists online, using websites such as Psychology Today, GoodTherapy, or the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule a consultation: Once you have identified a few potential therapists, schedule a consultation session to get to know them and see if they are a good fit for you. During this session, you can ask questions about their approach to treatment, their experience with anxiety, and their availability.

Communication styles

Consider the therapist’s communication style: It’s important to find a therapist who communicates in a way that makes you feel comfortable and heard. If you prefer a therapist who is more direct or more supportive, for example, it’s important to find someone whose communication style aligns with your needs.
Fitness to Benefit your Body & Mind
Exercise is an effective way to improve mental health, reduce stress, and boost mood. Regular physical activity has been shown to release endorphins, which are natural feel-good chemicals produced by the brain that can help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.

Aerobic exercise:

This type of exercise increases the heart rate and breathing rate, and includes activities like running, cycling, and swimming.

Strength training:

This type of exercise involves using weights or resistance bands to build muscle strength and endurance.


This practice combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation to promote relaxation and reduce stress.

Tai chi:

This gentle form of exercise combines slow, flowing movements with deep breathing and meditation.

Reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression
Improved mood and Reduced stress
Improved self-esteem and Better sleep
Increased brain function and cognitive ability
How Hormones contribute to Moods


These are natural painkillers produced by the brain that can also produce feelings of happiness and well-being.


This neurotransmitter is known to regulate mood, appetite, and sleep. Exercise can increase the production of serotonin, which can help improve mood and reduce anxiety.


This neurotransmitter is responsible for feelings of pleasure and reward. Exercise can increase dopamine levels, which can improve mood and motivation.


This hormone is released in response to stress and can help improve mood and cognitive function.

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Ingrid Montgomery

Ingrid Montgomery