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Minding Michigan: Maintaining mental health isn’t just treating mental illness

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Dr. Farha Abbasi told us that healthy diet, sleep and exercise are all key to a healthy mind.


What do we really mean when we talk about mental health and mental illness? We use those terms so often, but do we really understand what we’re talking about?

Dr. Farha Abbasi joined us today to take a look at how we talk about mental well-being and the surrounding stigma.

“When we say, you are mentally healthy, it means you are living up to all your commitments, you are enjoying life," Abbasi said.

“Why are you not ashamed or feel bad talking about your diabetes? Then why should you have any reservation talking about your depression?” she asked.

Listen to our conversation above for more.

Minding Michigan is Stateside’s ongoing series that examines mental health issues in our state.

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