Helping Others Cope with Depression

5.24.17

At the beginning of April, Netflix debuted its widely talked about new series 13 Reasons Why, based off the novel published a decade ago. Clay Jensen receives a package containing cassettes recorded by his classmate Hannah Baker, who killed herself two weeks earlier. The recordings say there are thirteen reasons why she ended her life. The series tackles hard-to-handle topics like suicide and depression. Continue reading

Stamp Out Stigma

5.17.17

Mental Health Month raises awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works—treatment is effective and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives. Continue reading

Feel Your Best

5.3.17

Being healthy means feeling your best. To mark Mental Health Month, we are going to chat & chew about feeling your best mentally and emotionally—not just physically. Our mental health affects our physical health and vice versa. While there are many causes behind depression—you have always felt this way, or experienced a life event that contributed—one of those triggers can be a sign of a health condition. Up to 33% of heart attack patients end up developing some degree of depression1, and diabetes doubles the risk of depression2.

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Achoo! Is it Seasonal Allergies or Asthma?

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

Flowers are blooming and Spring allergies are too. It is not just pollen you need to worry about, allergy symptoms could trigger asthma attacks. While allergies do no automatically mean you have asthma, and everyone experiences symptoms differently, it is important to recognize and treat these symptoms. Continue reading

Alcohol Awareness Month

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Over 66 million people (nearly a quarter of the adult and adolescent population) reported binge-drinking in the past month, in a 2015 Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality survey1. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However, people can and do recover. Continue reading