Katheral Wellness embraces WHOLE wellness…meaning mind, body, and soul. We must take care of all 3 and create BALANCE in our lives.
Dr. Elaine Batchlor is the chief executive officer of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Watts. This article was published in the LA Sentinel on July 18, 2019.
Mental Health is as Important as Physical Health
Modern life is complex and full of stressors, and nearly all of us go through difficult times.
Some of us struggle with the daily stress of making ends meet, working long hours and even multiple jobs while raising kids and facing rising costs of living. Some of us are reeling from a devastating life change—the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, the shock of a scary medical diagnosis—and need emotional support.
In all of these situations, good mental health care can help. It’s a basic truth about human beings that we benefit from emotional support, especially in times of stress. But often, we don’t reach out for help with our mental health in the same way we do when we have a physical illness. Fortunately, that is starting to change. To continue reading this article please follow the link below.