Mental Health Focus: Self-care – Take time to care for yourself Did you know that July 24th is International Self-Care Day? This is an annual opportunity to and reminder to take care of ourselves and make time for self-care regularly, not just one day a year. Self-care is any action that an individual takes to […]

Mental Health Focus

Mental Health Focus: Connect & Relax   The end of the school year is a bittersweet time for all impacted.  Youth may be happy to see the homework go but sad to not see and interact with their friends daily. Parents may be happy to see the kids more often but also overwhelmed with setting and […]

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Mental Health Tips for Caregivers

According to the Mayo Clinic, one out of every three adults is a caregiver for someone they love. Caregivers assist others with daily needs, such as an ill spouse/partner, someone with a disability, children, or an aging friend or relative. Some people even have professions that require caregiving. While caregiving can be a rewarding experience […]

Spring Care Tips

Spring Care Tips March 19th is the first day of spring!  With spring comes more sunlight, longer days, and warmer weather. Although these are all wonderful things after a long winter season, they can also bring busyness, seasonal depression, spring anxiety, and other pressures.  Here are some tips to remember as spring approaches that will […]

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Weathering the Storm: Understanding Seasonal Depression and Strategies for Resilience

As the seasons change, some individuals may find themselves grappling with the impact of weather on their mental well-being. Seasonal depression, often associated with the colder, darker months, can affect a significant number of people. In this post, we’ll explore who is at risk, and provide insights on how to decrease that risk, as well […]

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Navigating Post-Holiday Financial Stress

Navigating Post-Holiday Financial Stress: Practical Tips for a Smoother Path The holiday season often leaves us with cherished memories, but it can also bring a financial hangover. If you find yourself facing post-holiday financial stress, consider these practical tips to regain control:  Assess the Damage: Start by reviewing your holiday spending. Create a detailed list of […]

Navigating Grief During the Holiday Season

Navigating grief during the holiday season Navigating the holiday season while grieving can be incredibly challenging, and we want to offer additional strategies to help you find moments of peace and solace: Create a Memory Jar: Encourage family and friends to write down cherished memories or messages to your loved one. Read them together as […]

Healthy Boundaries = Happy Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, it is important to remember the importance of setting healthy boundaries. By setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, you are protecting yourself from being hurt, both emotionally and maybe even physically. Healthy boundaries allow you to conserve your emotional energy and increase your self-esteem. Overall, setting healthy boundaries this holiday season […]

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Connect to Thrive – The Benefits of Social Connection

Connect to Thrive – The Benefits of Social Connection Did you know that those who feel they have strong connections to others are less likely to experience anxiety and depression and more likely to have high self-esteem? We are social creatures by nature, which means feeling connected with others is important for our survival. When […]

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Connect With Others to Prevent a Crisis or Support Your Loved Ones

It’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. All people experience troubling times at some points in their lives. Feeling supported by a friend or family member through tough times is an important way to prevent serious mental health outcomes like self-harm or suicide. Knowing how to talk to your loved ones when they are experiencing mental […]

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