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Take Small Steps to Take Care of Yourself this Holiday Season!

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, Seasonal Favorite by eri

This holiday season, more than any other, may not live up to expectations of what the holidays “should” be. We are, after all, in the middle of a pandemic, and health officials are strongly urging we adjust our holiday celebrations to protect the health of ourselves and those we love. Many people have felt stressed and isolated during these past …

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Clubhouses: Offering Hope to People with Mental Illness

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by eri

As we navigate the challenges of COVID-19, it is especially important to have a place where we feel like we belong, people we feel connected to, and to know we’re needed and valued. For people who experience mental illness, Clubhouses can help meet those needs. Clubhouses empower people with mental illness opportunities to lead more fulfilling, productive lives. Through working …

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Creativity and Health: Need a Jumpstart?

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by eri

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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Veterans and Substance Abuse: Recovery is Possible, Help is Available

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Priscilla Matthews

Do you know a veteran who might be using alcohol, tobacco, or prescription drugs to cope with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or homelessness? If so, they’re not alone. The rate of substance abuse reported by service members who served since 2001 has tripled since before Vietnam. In 2015, 1 in 15 veterans had a substance abuse disorder. Recovery is PossibleRecovery from …

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10 Steps People with Disabilities Should Take to Prepare for an Emergency

In Emergency Planning Resources, Featured, News, Resources by eri

ul {font-size: 1.2rem; } 2020 has been the year of the unexpected, and you deserve a big high five (and the reward of your choice!) for adapting to the changes COVID-19 required you to make in your personal and work life. Take some time and do something nice for yourself. You’ve earned it. Then, do something that could give you …

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Improve Your Physical, Mental, and Social Health – Without Leaving Home

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Sarah Lyngdal

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never ever have enough.” OprahCaring for our health is always important, but especially so as we respond to changes during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s one way to improve your physical, mental and social health – without leaving home! Practicing …

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5 Helpful Apps to Stay Organized in School

In Assistive Technology Resources, Featured, Teen Tips by Priscilla Matthews

You’re in school, and COVID-19 can’t stop you from exploring. Whether you’re attending school in-person, remotely, or a combination of the two, your device can be a doorway into other worlds – important news, celebrities, style, music, parties, sports, love. It can also help you explore and discover interests that could lead to an exciting job in the future. It’s …

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FreshEBT: Your Online Guide to Managing FoodShare Benefits

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Healthy Eating, News by eri

How do I apply for FoodShare Wisconsin? Which stores and farmer’s markets accept the Quest Card? Can I check my balance online? Am I eligible for other benefits? These are just a few of the questions you might have about Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. FreshEBT can answer them, and many more! FreshEBT is an online guide to managing FoodShare benefits in …

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Free Tax Preparation Services to Meet the July 15, 2020 Filing Deadline

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

The tax filing deadline was extended to July 15, 2020, by The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and State of Wisconsin in response to COVID-19. If you haven’t filed your taxes already, you still have time to get free tax preparation help. Individual resource agencies listed here may have COVID-19 protection requirements, such as social distancing or temperature screenings, to protect …