#Emotional Health

October Is Emotional Wellness Month — Here Are a Few Free Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

Although taking care of your mental and emotional health is a crucial part of wellness, it can be difficult to keep it under control with a 9 to 5 job, a social life, and more. Therapy is amazing, but if you're seeing a licensed professional, chances are you're only seeing them once every week or two. So to tide you over until your next appointment — and to properly observe Emotional Wellness Month in October — we've rounded up free ways to keep your mental health in check.
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34% of nurses report poor emotional health: 7 survey findings

More than two-thirds of nurses have reported experiencing stress, exhaustion and frustration over the past two weeks, according to an Oct. 14 survey from the American Nurses Foundation, the American Nurses Association's philanthropic arm. The foundation surveyed 9,572 U.S. nurses nationwide employed across various healthcare settings. Seven survey findings to...
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4 Ways Community Improves Emotional Health

Oftentimes when we think of emotional health, we consider the importance self-care and alone time, while forgetting about the role community plays as well. What we do in our personal time greatly impacts our emotional health, but the community around us is also significant. When feeling the need to take...
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COVID’s continued impact on students’ mental health

COVID-19 has had a continued toll on student’s mental health, yet there are many UD services and strategies designed to help with their struggle. Photo of Gosiger Hall, home of UD’s Counseling Center, courtesy of Maddy Bartsche. Tori Miller | Staff Writer. Since the COVID-19 pandemic reared its head in...

Finding the next generation of mental health treatments and approaches

There is an ever-growing range of treatments to support mental health. Yet, we know little about what helps prevent or treat anxiety and depression in young people, and why – so we’re funding researchers across the world to better understand approaches to mental health. There are many approaches that make...
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What is an ‘emotional push-up’? Exploring the concept of mental health gyms.

For a long time, Olivia Bowser relied on exercise to manage her mental health. Throughout college, and after moving to Los Angeles for her first job managing digital and e-commerce for a consumer packaged goods start-up, Bowser, 27, wrestled with anxiety, stress and feelings of loneliness. She tried to find a sense of calm and happiness by going to Pilates, Barry’s Bootcamp and SoulCycle six days a week.
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WSU hosts fair promoting safety, health, security

The Safety, Health, and Security Fair started its week-long in-person and online events, sharing advice and resources about building a safe and happy life. Each day has a different theme, including Emotional Health Monday, In-Person Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Life Essentials Thursday and Fun Facts Friday, according to WSU Insider. Today,...

A Dad’s Guide to Self-Care Practices for Every Area of Life

When you become a dad, all the stress relief exercises in the world won’t help you if you are not taking good care of yourself. Meditating for a few minutes a day won’t do you any good if you get enough sleep every night. When you try to meditate, you might fall asleep because you are not getting a good night’s sleep.

7 Benefits Of Practicing Holistic Health And Related Treatment

The human body is a complex dynamic system that performs well only when you take care of it. Environment, dietary intake, culture, genetics, relationships, and other human activities impact the human body. People who prioritize mental and physical health are more active and productive than those who don’t. They also tend to live more wholesome lives.
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‘I don’t think that I can do this anymore’: A former RA breaks the silence about mental health and the struggles associated with the position

Imagine responding to an incident involving self-harm and you can’t relate to, reassure or connect with the person. Your title is to “provide personal and individual assistance to each student and (you) are responsible for the well-being of the unit,” but this situation isn’t in the job description. It’s simple,...

SPEAKING OF HEALTH: Stressed out kids? Signs and strategies

Life is full of unpredictable changes. Some can be exciting and motivating, while others can lead to increased stress, poor health and anxious feelings. Stress is an automatic physical, mental and emotional response to challenging events. It's a normal part of everyone's life, including the lives of children. They have faced many new, potentially stressful, situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, there have been changes in school and activity routines, family changes with moves or parent's career disruption, and concerns over their health or even the loss of a loved one.

A2 mental health professionals offer support to others dealing with high mental health care demands

Lisa Barry: The demand for mental health care is at an unprecedented high fueled by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, politics, racial and social injustice, and many other challenges. This is Lisa Barry, and in the Ann Arbor area, there are a lot of different mental health professionals offering services to help people. But what some people may not realize is that they need help and support as well. So, my question is who's helping the helpers? Joining us to talk about that right now is Dr. Sharon Gold-Steinberg, an Ann Arbor psychologist and co-creator of The Resourced Therapist. Thanks for talking to us.

Joining forces for mental health education | Aharon

As part of the efforts for Puerto Rico Mental Health Month, the Specialized Services in Psychology and Integration (SEPI) group has launched the #BienestarPR education campaign, with the participation of several public figures and influencers. Life coach Lily Garcia, Actresses Ira Aguero and Wanda Sais, Influencers Lola Montella and Carla...

Leading by Example to Enhance Employee Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

‘Putting your own life jacket on, before helping others’. Research shows employees are putting in an average of 9 hours of unpaid overtime per week. Does this surprise you? Probably not. Overwork culture – with long hours and constant exhaustion- is still seen as a badge of honor within the...

21 Tools for Emotional Wellness and Sleep Health

People are increasingly paying attention to mental health these days, and that’s great news for individuals and society as a whole. Per the CDC, “mental health” is an umbrella term that includes a person’s emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. Mental health impacts every facet of our lives — from what we think to how we feel, how we choose to act, and even our physical health. For instance, depression can increase the risk for a variety of physical health issues including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.