“Mind and body are totally connected – as a mental health professional, my constant mantra is that Mental Health is Health.”

Dr. Marissa Leslie, Medical Director of Outpatient Services for Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services, is featured by NBC 4 News in a story about coping with the stress of commuting.

Dr. Leslie discusses how the stress many people feel during their daily commute could lead to poor heart health over time.

The average commute time in the D.C. metropolitan area is 34.5 minutes – the second highest average in the nation.