Risk factors that can compromise mental wellness

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Many people whose mental wellness has been compromised are dealing with a variety of risk factors. Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – At the dawn of a new year, much is made about the popularity of resolutions focusing on improving physical fitness. While it’s important to be physically fit, a new year also marks a great time to examine one’s mental wellness. The World Health Organization defined mental wellness as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her society.” Men and women who are mentally unwell may find it difficult if not impossible to achieve their other goals, including those pertaining to their physical fitness. No one is immune to mental health problems, which the American Mental Wellness Association said are neve
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