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Water and mental health

Benefits of Water

Drinking plenty of water every day provides a host of amazing benefits to help with a healthy body and mind.

  1.  Many people have used water to lose weight. Drinking water can make your stomach full, helping people eat less.
  2.  Water maintains the body's fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients throughout the body and digest food.
  3.  Flushes toxins from the body which can help kidneys and even help with clearer skin.benefits of water
  4.  Better concentration and help stay refreshed.
  5.  Increased productivity.
  6.  Provide relief for sore joints and muscle cramps.
  7.  Helps energize muscles when exercising.
  8.  Help against constipation.
  9.  Hangover? Hydrate your body to relieve some of the symptoms such as headaches.
  10.  Reduce fatigue.
  11.  Can improve your mood.
  12.  Regulates body temperature.
  13.  Reduce risk of cancer and other ailments.
  14.  Fights infection.
Many of us don't enjoy drinking water. However, there are plenty of flavored water products and even powders and juices that can add flavor to your water. So start drinking a few bottles of water every day. Your body will thank you.

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Mental Health Stats

  • Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.
  • 1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia.
  • 2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder.
  • 6.9% of adults in the U.S.—16 million—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
  • 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias.
  • Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness.
  • More than 90% of children who die by suicide have a mental health condition.
  • Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide.
  • Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year.
  • Just over half (50.6%) of children aged 8-15 received mental health services in the previous year.

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