After the recent shootings in downtown Orlando and Texas, people are left wondering are we really safe anymore? The recent economic downturn has caused many people to lose their jobs, homes, and financial security. Jason Rodriquez is a recent example of someone who was unable to stay mentally healthy and took out his frustration on others. With so much loss and worry, it is no wonder we are seeing more violence all around us. Mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and bi-polar condition are increasing and causing great instability in US citizens all over. How can people avoid becoming unstable when so many difficult circumstances arise?10 Tips to staying emotionally healthy

1. Stay connected to family and friends
2. Find spiritual support
3. Prayer and meditation
4. Exercise
5. Recreate and have fun
6. Journal what you are feeling
7. Get proper rest
8. Maintain a healthy diet
9. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine and sugar
10. See a mental health counselor

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