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Behavioral Health

How can you tell whether a mental health issue is normal or not? It's tricky. The line between normal and abnormal mental health is often blurred. Still, it's helpful to consider your feelings, thoughts and behavior in relation to cultural norms and other benchmarks. Mental health includes issues such as self-esteem, relationships and resilience. If you're struggling with self-esteem, denial or other mental health issues, remember that we are here to help.

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Maintaining human connection in time of physical distancing

Connection with people is an important part of our society. Today, we are faced with a community test in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, which challenges us to be creative in how we maintain our social connections. Here are some tips.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham January 21, 2021

8 tips for managing chronic pain

Got pain? Get 8 tips to help you help you have the best function and quality of life possible.

Matthew Schumann PhD By Matthew Schumann December 18, 2020

Open your heart to gratitude: Acknowledge suffering during challenging times

Even though 2020 has been challenging, there still are many things to be grateful for. Acknowledging suffering during a challenging time often is the foundation for gratitude and thankfulness. Learn how to get some of your "happy" back.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham November 16, 2020

How COVID-19 has changed alcohol use

Alcohol sales are up since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you're reaching for a bottle of wine at the end of the day, how much is too much? Find out

October 29, 2020

COVID-19 during winter: 8 things you can do to mentally prepare

Winter can be a difficult time for some people, and the coming winter may add to that as we "hunker down" to prevent the spread the COVID-19. Here are 8 things you can do now to mentally prepare for a winter with an ongoing pandemic.

Sarah Reichert LSW By Sarah Reichert October 23, 2020

4 tips for making music good medicine

Do you recall the good feelings you have when you hear an old favorite song? Explore the ways you can use music to help you heal and be well during challenging times.

Everett Kalcec, D.O. By Everett Kalcec October 14, 2020

Mentally surviving the imperfect storm that is 2020

2020 has been a year of change and stress. Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day. Check in with yourself to assess your mental health.

Megan Lambertson LGSW By Megan Lambertson October 9, 2020

Use mindfulness to cope with chronic pain

Mindfulness has become a popular concept. Frequently thought of as a way to manage stress and improve focus, discover the benefits of mindfulness practice.

Amanda Neckar, L.C.S.W. By Amanda Neckar September 25, 2020

5 ways to help teens overcome suicidal thoughts

The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated and created challenges, especially for  teens. When life gets hard, the rates of depression, feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of suicide can rise. Here are 5 things you can do to help teens overcome suicidal thoughts.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty September 10, 2020

Awareness, intervention help with suicide prevention

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 6–12. Learn about risk factors, warning signs and 4 things you can do to help someone who is feeling suicidal.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf September 8, 2020

7 anger management tips to prevent relationship damage

Anger is a normal emotion, but uncontrolled anger can take a toll. Here are 7 anger management tips to prevent relationship damage.

Annette Bremer LICSW By Annette Bremer August 13, 2020

Head back to school with 4 Be's

However school meets this fall, one thing is certain: Mental health is a vital part of the equation. To work on a healthy mindset for this school year, it may help to actively focus on these 4 Be's.

August 7, 2020