Health Tip: Take Care of Your Mental Health

(HealthDay News) -- A healthy mental attitude helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices, the National Library of Medicine says.

But more than half of American's are diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in life, the agency says.

It suggests how you can take care of your mental health:

  • Be physically active.

  • Connect with others.

  • Develop a sense of meaning and purpose in life.

  • Get enough sleep.

  • Develop coping skills.

  • Meditate.

  • Get professional help if you need it.