Emotional Health
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

When our psychological and emotional well-being is compromised, other parts of our lives suffer as well. Dr. Edward Hill talks about emotional health and some of the things that affect it in todayís 60 Second Housecall.

People with good emotional health are in control of their thoughts, feelings and the way they act. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships. They can keep problems under control.

Itís important to remember that even people with good emotional health can sometimes have emotional problems or mental illness. But people with good emotional health learn how to cope with stress and problems.

Learning how to sort out the causes of sadness, frustration and anger in your life can help you better manage your emotional health.

Learn to express your feelings in appropriate ways. Think before you act. Try to have balance in your life. Donít worry too much about problems at work, school or home. Focus on positive things in your life. Make time for things you enjoy.

Taking care of your physical health can help your emotional health as well. Take care of your body by exercising regularly and eating healthy meals. Donít abuse drugs or alcohol and be sure to get plenty of sleep.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Iím Dr. Edward Hill.