There are many areas of "Risky Business" in terms of our mental health.  May is Mental Health month, and Mental Health America (MHA) wants to help us prevent mental health problems, identify our potentially risky behaviors,  and seek help when we need it.  Mental health is a critical component of our well-being.  

According to the MHA website: 

"This year for May is  Mental Health Month, MHA is talking about Risky Business. We believe it's important to educate people about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or could be signs of mental health problems themselves. These include risk factors such as risky sex, prescription drug misuse, internet addiction, excessive spending, marijuana use, and troublesome exercise patterns. We hope the tools and resources that we've put together help individuals and communities to raise awareness of the risks that these types of behaviors present—especially to young people—and help people who may be struggling to detect early warning signs and seek help early, before Stage 4"  

When MHA mentions Stage 4, they liken it to Stage 4 of a disease such as cancer.  When cancer is neither prevented nor treated in earlier stages, it can spread throughout the body, cause serious harm and is more challenging to treat: Stage 4.  MHA encourages people to know the early signs and seek help early, before things progress to Stage 4.

Scroll down on this link to review some of the "Risky Business" behaviors to be aware of:

Mental Health Risky Business

Here are some of Mental Health America's tips to help our mental health and fitness: 

31 Tips to Boost your Mental Health