As we grew up, we were told to eat our veggies because it's good for us. We were told to exercise because it's good for us, and to go to the doctor once a year for a check-up because it's good for us. We're constantly told to take care of ourselves physically. In every commercial we watch or magazine we flip through, there are always countless ways to get into shape or lose weight or some new food trend that is the answer to perfect health.
Sadly, the same cannot be said for our mental health. In fact, talking about mental health can feel a bit taboo– despite the fact that it's as important (if not more) than our physical health. Taking care of yourself mentally is important for living a healthy life, and there's nothing wrong with treating it as a priority.