Discovering YOU Magazine June 2018 Issue - Page 15

HEALTH MATTERS

Mental Health Awareness Month is the perfect time for people to consider the state of their mental health and that of their loved ones and friends. Family doctors from all over the U.S. and the American Academy of Family Physicians are calling on people to do just that. Join the movement. Go to familydoctor.org to learn:

* When and how to talk to your family doctor about mental health.

* What your doctor can do for you.

* How to prepare for an appointment and questions to ask your doctor.

Download a guide to help start the conversation, including taking note of …

* Physical, emotional or behavioral symptoms

* Any recent life changes

* Medications you are taking

Help start the conversation on talking to your family doctor about mental health and well-being online. Tell others about the resources on your social media channels using the hashtag #MentalHealthMatters. Don't be afraid to reach out for help. Your family doctor is a good place to start.

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