Balance your mental and emotional health

Even though a small amount of stress can be good for you, multiple daily challenges can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. To reduce stress, make time to move more, eat well, connect with others and explore new things. Making simple changes can boost your mood, help prevent long-term diseases and improve your immune system.

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Recharge with a planned mental health day

A mental health day isn't just a nap and a latte. It's intentional time away from stress and responsibilities to improve health and boost mood. Create a plan so you can get all the benefits.

Angela Theisen, L.C.S.W. By Angela Theisen October 4, 2022

Boost your brain with boredom

A little boredom can be a good thing. It can simulate creativity and problem-solving, while recharging the brain. Get tips to give your brain a boost and overcome feeling uncomfortable being bored.

Ashok Seshadri MD By Ashok Seshadri September 14, 2022

Awareness, intervention help prevent suicide

Risk factors don't cause or predict suicide, but identifying risks brings awareness of warning signs. Read four interventions you can do to help someone who is feeling suicidal.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf September 2, 2022

Coloring is good for your health

Coloring is a new craze, especially for adults. Learn about the therapeutic effects that take place when you sit down with some colored pencils and paper.

Joel Bobby LICSW By Joel Bobby August 15, 2022

7 tips to live a happier life

Do you feel sluggish or unmotivated? If so, it's time to develop an energy management plan to live a happier, healthier and more productive life.

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson August 9, 2022

The W-Curve Model: Understanding a new college student’s experience

Freshman year of college is known for new experiences, but it also presents challenges. The W-Curve is an emotional pattern incoming students find themselves experiencing their first year in college.

Reese Druckenmiller LICSW By Reese Druckenmiller August 8, 2022

Suicide crisis: How to develop your safety plan

A three-digit number — 988 — provides immediate help during a mental health crisis. While the hotline helps those in crisis get support, a crisis safety plan can help identify the warning signs.

Patrick Bigaouette MD By Patrick Bigaouette August 2, 2022

How to support a loved one with depression

When a friend or family member has depression, it's difficult to know what to do or say. Here's how to offer support and understanding —and help your loved one get the resources they need.

Erik Wing, Ph.D. By Erik Wing July 29, 2022

College students and depression: A guide for parents

Many college students struggle with depression or anxiety. As school resumes, talk about these conditions with your student, and brush up on symptoms and warning signs so you can step in with help.

Reese Druckenmiller LICSW By Reese Druckenmiller July 19, 2022

Dig into the benefits of gardening

Vegetable gardens are gaining popularity. Digging in the dirt and growing your own food can improve your physical and mental health. Get the scoop and gather tips before starting a garden.

Lisa Wimmer NP By Lisa Wimmer July 12, 2022

5 things you need to know about mental health and girls

One in 5 adolescents or teens experience a mental disorder each year. For girls, it can be especially challenging. Here's how to positively impact mental health in the girls in your life.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf June 14, 2022

Spiritual healing post-pandemic stress

Stress is affecting many people in the post-pandemic world. And higher levels of stress and anxiety may continue for some time. Learn how to use your spiritual life to manage stress and heal.

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