Prioritizing Mental Wellness: A Personal and Professional Commitment

Last month we took a good look at how to maintain the physical health of your brain and this month, our focus is on something that holds a special place in my heart – Mental Wellness, your mind. My aspiration as your Medical Director is to see each of you thriving, not just physically but mentally as well.

I recall a time when a dear friend was battling depression, and witnessing their struggle emphasized to me the importance of maintaining our mental wellness. Personal experiences like these drive my commitment to fostering a supportive environment at Preventous.

Understanding Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders can affect anyone. It’s our responsibility to foster understanding and compassion around conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Wellness Perspective:

Good Relationships: Creating strong, supportive bonds with loved ones can be a protective factor against mental health disorders.

Early Awareness: Understanding mental health conditions helps in early recognition and intervention.

Medications for Mental Health

For some, medications are a necessary aid in maintaining mental balance. Responsible use of medications like Antidepressants, Anxiolytics, Mood Stabilizers, and Antipsychotics is crucial.

Wellness Tip:

Physical Activity: Regular exercise can significantly reduce the symptoms of many mental health conditions and can sometimes reduce the need for medication.

Integrative Approaches to Mental Health Integrative approaches like Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness can be particularly helpful. Practicing mindfulness has become a daily solace for me, a moment to connect with myself. Balance in Lifestyle: Nutrition: Proper nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining our mental well-being. Physical Activity: Regular, moderate exercise has profound positive impacts on our mental wellness.

Mental Health Screening and Early Intervention

Regular screenings and early interventions are crucial. Mental health should be discussed as openly as physical health.

Proactive Approach

Sleep: Adequate, quality sleep is a fundamental pillar of mental wellness.

Regular Check-ups: Proactively checking on our mental wellness can help in early detection and management of any concerns.


By embracing the pillars of wellness: sleep, physical activity, nutrition, and good relationships, we can all lead a balanced and fulfilling life. At Preventous Collaborative Health, we aim to be your partner in achieving and maintaining your mental wellness.

Call to Action

I urge each one of you to consider your mental wellness as seriously as your physical well-being. Reach out, speak about your concerns, and let us navigate your wellness journey together.

Remember, your thoughts, experiences, and suggestions are welcomed and valued. Let’s create a community where mental wellness is prioritized, and everyone feels supported.


To Mental Wellness and Beyond,

Dr. Rohan Bissoondath,
Medical Director

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