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May is Mental Health Month - Fitness #4Mind4Body Theme Highlights Importance of Physical Health in Achieving Balanced Mental Health

Hospital news | Thursday, May 17, 2018

Prairie du Chien, WI - When someone is dealing with mental health concerns, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Crossing Rivers Health Behavioral Health is joining Mental Health America in the national campaign Fitness #4Mind4Body to encourage the community to pay attention to both physical health and mental health, to achieve overall wellness.

“So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally,” shares Rebecca Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor at Crossing Rivers Health Behavioral Health. “A healthy lifestyle may help prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic health problems. It can also help people recover from these conditions. Eating healthy foods, managing stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep can go a long way in making you both physically and mentally healthy.”

“It is important to really look at your overall health, both physically and mentally, to achieve wellness,” adds Ashley Hady, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Crossing Rivers Health Behavioral Health. “Getting the appropriate amount of exercise, eating healthy foods that can impact your gut health, getting enough sleep and reducing stress – it’s all about finding the right balance to benefit both the mind and body.”

Join the #4Mind4Body Challenge by completing a small task each day during the month of May – and share the activity on social media using #4Mind4Body.

The professional staff at Crossing Rivers Health Behavioral Health create a comfortable environment to address many behavioral health concerns, including but not limited to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); disruptive, impulse control and conduct disorders; depression or depressive disorders; mood disorders such bi-polar I and II; anxiety disorders; adjustment related, trauma and stressor-induced disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); personality disorders; life transition difficulties; grief/loss; and psychosis.

“It takes a very strong person to seek help,” encourages Miller. “If you or someone you know could benefit from talking with someone, please call us at 608.357.2525 or stop in to Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care. Making an appointment is a huge sign of strength. You are not alone and we can help.”

Learn more about the #4Mind4Body Challenge and find local behavioral health resources at