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How can we prevent mental illness?

How can we prevent mental illness - a stitch in time saves 999,000?

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Mental illness is often caused by a number of contributing factors and is difficult to prevent. Keeping active and eating healthily can reduce the risk of developing an illness and it is just as important for your physical health as it is for your mental health. Also, by enhancing factors such having a sense of belonging, enjoying good relationships and caring for yourself can help to protect people from mental illness.

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