The standard ingredients for good physical health — rest, diet, and exercise — are also vital starting points for good mental health, says Ross Szabo. He urges people to be responsible for their own mental health.
Szabo is a lifelong mental health advocate who urges people to care for their minds and emotions as they would their bodies. “Mental health is something you foster, as you would your physical health,” Szabo says. “It’s about building coping skills and relationships.”