Mental Health and Physical Health are often talked about as separate from each other. However, the opposite is true. The mind and body are connected, and disturbances in one often affects the other.
If you are physically sick or have pain, depression and anxiety may be the cause. They can also create challenges in other areas of your life such as sleeping, eating, concentration, energy level and overall mood.
If you have a mental health disorder or are in a large amount of emotional distress from life circumstances (finances, divorce, job changes, etc.) your risk of physical ailments (high-blood pressure, heart disease etc.) increases.
For physical problems, most people go to the doctor and get a check-up; however, most people don’t go to a mental health professional for a mental health exam or talk to their doctors about whether or not their emotional stress may be contributing towards their physical symptoms.