According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States. More than half of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.* That means almost everyone is impacted by mental illness in some way.
Having a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to detect eye diseases, and to detect common vision problems that can be corrected with glasses or contacts. To protect your eyes, it is also important to wear protective eye wear when playing sports or doing activities around the home. Wear sunglasses when the sun is out. Healthy habits can protect your eyes and vision, such as eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and, for people with diabetes, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
Share our Mental Health Toolkit (ZIP), with your employees which contains resources to support their mental wellbeing.
* Source: cdc.gov