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Tips for Safe and Stress-Free Travels

In Accessibility, Featured, News by Priscilla Matthews

Whether you plan to make a short trip across town for supplies and then stay home with a good book, or travel across the country to spend time with family, we wish you safe and stress-free travels. Here are a few tips to get you where you want to go safely and with a minimum of stress: Whether you’re flying …

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Creativity and Health: Need a Jumpstart?

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Priscilla Matthews

Can being creative lead to better health? Science says yes. Really. Many studies in recent years link creativity to improved overall and mental health. Benefits of engaging in creative activities can include: You don’t have to be an artist to be creative. One person may be creative with a home repair or remodeling job. Another may plant and nurture a …

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Wisconsin Union and Porchlight: Employer Partnership Success

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

Bret Kuhn enjoys his job doing dishes and coordinating with other staff at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Union South. He likes listening to music while working, his over $13 per hour pay, his co-workers, and the scheduling flexibility he needs. And Union South appreciates that he’s there. “We’re better as a society if we engage everyone’s hands and minds,” said Carl …

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Clubhouses: Offering Hope to People with Mental Illness

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by eri

We all need a place where we feel like we belong, people we feel connected to, and to know we’re needed and valued. Meeting these needs can be especially challenging for people who experience mental illness. Fortunately, Clubhouses empower people with mental illness opportunities to lead more fulfilling, productive lives. Through working with others as valued participants, Clubhouse members develop …

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Mental Health Month 2019: The Mind-Body Connection

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by eri

What do animal companionship, spirituality and religion, humor, work-life balance, and social connections all have in common? They’re all ways to boost mental health and general wellness. Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as …

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Unknown Assets and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Tax Resources by eri

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries occasionally learn they own a countable asset they weren’t aware of. For example, a beneficiary may discover that a relative had purchased stock for them and it has a cash value. In this type of situation, Social Security first determines if the SSI beneficiary has: If so, the asset is a countable resource for SSI, …