We do have a lot of things here about mental illnesses, but mental health also includes taking care of your brain.
Our brains develop in a very flexible process. As a baby we have trillions of synapses (connections) in the brain from every piece of knowledge we have. As we get older, these synapses eventually go away. Our brain "prunes" memories that we don't use. Everything we do and learn changes the structure of our brain. It is, arguably, the most important organ in the body. Take care of it.
Here are some tips on brain health from Reader's Digest's September 2016 issue:
Exercise Your Mind:
Scientists say that actively exercising your brain can keep your memory from deteriorating later on.
Play Games With Your Frontal Lobe:
Playing board games and doing puzzles can help keep you sharp.
Even just 12 minutes a day can help with blood flow to the brain.
Take Care of Your Heart
Taking care of your heart can help prevent cognitive decline. This can include quitting smoking, exercising, losing weight if you are overweight, and eating a rich diet among many other things.
Listen to Music
Listening to or playing music can exercise many parts of the brain. Adults who have ten years of musical experience performed better on cognitive tests.
We are constantly learning new things about our brains. Maybe one day we could have a cure for mental illnesses.