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Living with Depression: Creative Solutions for Work

In Employment Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by ERI Webmaster

An important part of living well with depression is to engage in as many regular daily activities as possible, including work.  For many, the satisfaction and security of work leads to positive self-esteem, and being part of a work team can create a sense of belonging. But. . . you may not feel positive or that you belong at work …

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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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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? Really. Many studies in recent years link creativity to improved overall and mental health. Benefits of engaging in creative activities can include: Reduced stress and anxiety Relief from depression Increased feeling of well-being Improved immune system You Don’t Have to Be an Artist to Be Creative You don’t have …

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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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Mental Health Month 2020: Do You Know Your Tools2Thrive?

In Mental Health Resources, News by eri

Did you know that 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime? In fact, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that you can use to improve your mental health. And you can also help support your friends, family, and co-workers who are struggling …

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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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What to Do When the Holidays Leave You Blue

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, Seasonal Favorite by eri

It’s the holiday season. Maybe you’re rushing to get things done, or maybe you’re a little lonely when you hear a song about family and togetherness. Maybe this time of year isn’t the cozy, picture-perfect time that you wanted. Sometimes the holidays don’t live up to our expectations or all the hype. If you are feeling more blue than jolly, …

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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 …