By Emily Skehill, Manager of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America
It’s safe to say that most people are having a tough time right now. Talking through your feelings can be helpful, but it’s also important to spend some time in a more positive headspace too. We could all use some cheering up - here are some ways to brighten your friends’ days!
By Taylor Adams, Manager of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America
Large and small employers across all industries are quickly adapting to changes brought on by COVID-19. As an immediate response, many employers have transitioned to fully remote or semi-remote work environments, which can be stressful, lonely, or isolating for some employees. In addition to addressing health and safety concerns, many employers are finding…
By John Boyd, Mental Health America Board Member and CEO for Mental Health Services & Addiction Care at Sutter Health, an integrated healthcare network with more than 50,000 employees caring for the communities of Northern California, Hawaii and Southern Oregon
By Debbie Plotnick, Vice President of State and Federal Advocacy
As Mental Health America’s (MHA) Vice President for State and Federal Advocacy, it is my job (and my passion) to push people (mostly legislators and policy makers) to make changes that help people access mental health services and support. The COVID-19 pandemic has had the paradoxical effect of removing some of the barriers that advocates have been fighting to…
By Adrienne Griffen, Executive Director of the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
Having a new baby…often the happiest time in a woman’s life.
In normal times, 1 in 5 women will experience anxiety or depression either during pregnancy or the first year of baby’s life. In fact, mental health issues like postpartum depression are the MOST COMMON complication of pregnancy and childbirth, turning joy…
By Sydney Daniello, Programs Intern at Mental Health America
Routines have a bad reputation of being dull, boring ruts we fall into over time. But a lot of routines can actually be really helpful for maintaining both our physical and mental wellbeing. And now that many of our normal routines have been disrupted, it’s become more important than ever to establish routines to keep us healthy, happy and - well - sane.
By Tara Caguiat, Freelance Writer, YogaPose.com
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