Need stress relief? Try the 4 A’s

Expand your stress management toolkit by mastering these four strategies for coping with stress: avoid, alter, accept and adapt. By Mayo Clinic Staff When we feel the effects of stress weighing us down, it’s like lugging a backpack that’s becoming heavier by the minute. Too much stress can make our journey through life difficult. Happy […]

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A Love Letter to Social Workers on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Social workers are often unsung heroes, and that’s often ok with them. They go about their work in the backgrounds of organizations that are meant to do other things: in hospitals that are meant to save lives, in schools that are meant to educate children. They work in child welfare agencies where the work is […]

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COVID-19 and your mental health

Worries and anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact can be overwhelming. Social distancing makes it even more challenging. Learn ways to cope during this pandemic. By Mayo Clinic Staff The COVID-19 pandemic has likely brought many changes to how you live your life, and with it uncertainty, altered daily routines, financial pressures and social isolation. […]

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Mental Health First Aid while Social Distancing

If you’re feeling stressed or nervous during these days of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Uncertainty and the sense of not being safe — not to mention physical distancing, round-the-clock news and empty grocery shelves — are stressful. What you’re feeling is common around the world. We know you’re looking for ways to take care of […]

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Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. The emotional impact of an emergency on a person can depend on the person’s characteristics and experiences, the […]

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POSTPONED: Creating a Caring Community: Helping the Hurting

Sanford, along with our planning partners, have been carefully monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Because this is now considered a major health threat, a decision has been made to postpone this event. An alternative date has not been set at this time, but we will communicate one as soon as […]

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Creating a Caring Community: Helping the Hurting

Join us…. For a community discussion for parents, grandparents, family and friends who want to increase awareness for those they are accompanying through life’s challenges. The goal is to increase knowledge of risks, warning signs and resources for suicide awareness and other mental health issues. Presenter: Tim Denney, NW Regional Coordinator, Crisis Text Line Panel […]

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You are not alone. Help is available.

Suicidal thoughts or actions are a sign of extreme distress, not a harmless bid for attention, and should not be ignored. Get help as soon as possible. Talk to your doctor. You can also learn more by visiting www.nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention You’re not alone. Confidential help is available for free. For Crisis Help call 800.282.5005 or Text: […]

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KINDNESS FOR SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

December 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | By KIM ANDERSON Special to The Press North Idaho has a higher-than-average incidence of suicide. There is another obvious but perhaps less talked-about statistic that goes along with our high suicide rates. It is the fact that we also have a higher-than-average incidence of suicide survivors; the families, […]

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Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress

This year, harness the power of optimism to manage stress. Discover possible health benefits, how to identify defeatist thinking and more. Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Practice overcoming negative self-talk with examples provided. By Mayo Clinic Staff Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old […]

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