Tips to Take Care of Your Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of overall well-being and is essential for living a happy, healthy life. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health, and it’s important to make sure you’re doing what you can to stay healthy and happy.

Alera Health is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with complex and simple behavioral health needs with our solutions. Our Integrated Systems of Care (ISOCs), also known as our ONEcare networks, help healthcare providers and teams to identify the early signs of disease so that these patients can get the treatments they need. Find below some tips to help you take care of your mental health. Learn more about us today!

Spend Time With Family and Friends

Quality time with family and friends can help to reduce stress and anxiety and can provide emotional support. Make sure to take time to connect and spend time with the people you care about, and don’t forget to make time for yourself, too. Self-care is just as important as care for others.

Exercise and Physical Activity

Exercise and physical activity can help reduce stress, improve mood, and increase self-esteem. It can also help to reduce anxiety and depression and can help to improve overall physical and mental health. Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, and don’t forget to mix it up – try a variety of activities such as running, swimming, or yoga.

Eat to Fuel your Body

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for your mental and physical health. All systems in your body require energy, which you get from food. When your brain doesn't get the nutrition it needs, it can affect your mood, your concentration, and, ultimately, your performance and overall health. Make sure to get plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and healthy fats. Avoid processed and sugary foods, and do your best to limit your caffeine and alcohol intake.

Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is important for your mental, physical, and overall health. Make sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night, which gives your body enough time to recover from the day and your brain enough time to process the day. Don’t forget to have a regular bedtime routine to make falling asleep easier.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and can help you to stay in the present moment. Try to take a few moments each day to practice mindfulness, and don’t forget to take time to be in the current moment and appreciate the beauty around you.

Express Your Feelings

Talking about your feelings can help to reduce stress and anxiety and can help to improve your mental health. Don’t be afraid to talk to someone you trust about how you’re feeling, especially if you are feeling sad, lonely, or depressed. There is professional help available so that you can enjoy life once again.

Take Breaks

Taking breaks throughout the day can help to reduce stress and increase productivity. Make sure to take a few moments to rest and relax throughout the day, and don’t forget to take time to do something you enjoy. This can be something simple like going for a walk or reading a few pages in your favorite book, magazine, or publication.


Mental health is so important for your overall wellbeing, which is why Alera Health is passionate about the work of our ONEcare networks as they strive to improve the diagnosis and treatment of those struggling with mental and behavioral health issues. Learn more about our work today.