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When You Have a Mental Health Disability and Need Benefits….

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources, Social Security Benefits by eri

Complex. Confusing. Overwhelming.  These are just a few of the words used to describe what it’s like to have a mental health disability and apply for Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Some people are able to navigate the application process on their own or with the help of family and friends. Others may need a little more support.  Jolin, 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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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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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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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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The Link Between the Arts, Health and Wellness

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Claudio Moya

Nutrition and exercise seem to be the buzz words for being healthy and maintaining mental wellness. Other advice includes having a good sleep routine, practicing relaxation, and having a good social network.  Are you looking for something else to add to your toolbox? Why not try the arts? The Arts, Health and Wellness The link between the arts and health …