By Lisa “T.I.” Soluren, Staff Writer

Mental Health Awareness

Did you know that stress decreases brain cells and inhibits your ability to retain information? Thousands of individuals are affected by mental health disorders. To promote mental health, May has been dedicated as mental health awareness month. This year’s theme is “Live Your Life Well.”

The mental state of the mind includes cognition and the behavioral well-being of an individual. Anxiety, depression, psychosocial stress and eating disorders are common mental disorders in women. These mental disorders impair the functionality of the mind. As the semester is almost ending, here are three tips that can keep you mentally strong and balanced as you prepare for your final exams.

1) Eat a well balanced diet.
2) Get plenty of rest.
3) Exercise.