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May 20

The final frontier in breaking stigmas around mental health? The workplace

By Susan Kozak For MediaNews Group Is your workplace one that encourages employees to seek guidance and counsel on both personal and professional matters, including mental health? One in 5 Americans are affected by mental health conditions. In their personal lives, employees may feel perfectly comfortable addressing their mental health struggles — but then Monday […]

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Apr 19

Recognizing signs of stress is first step toward reducing it

By Susan Kozak for MediaNews Group Apr 19, 2019 Do you find yourself clenching your jaw during the day (or night)? Are you forgetting appointments or other important information more easily, or tapping your feet impatiently during a meeting or while waiting in line? With our modern, rushed lifestyles, it can be easy to feel […]

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Mar 18

A good night’s sleep matters for the mind

By Susan Kozak for MediaNews Group Mar 18, 2019 Irritability. Low energy and productivity. Trouble concentrating. Feeling low. All these issues can be caused by lack of sleep. March is National Sleep Awareness Month which highlights the importance of good sleep health and its affects on our overall health and wellness. The National Sleep Foundation […]

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Feb 19

Relationships and the impact on our health

By Susan Kozak for Digital First Media Feb 14, 2019 Relationships are one of the most valuable and important things in our lives, when they are healthy of course. But sometimes we can take them for granted and not realize how vital those connections are for our physical and mental health. On the heels of […]

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Jan 20

Now is the time to speak with your teens about drugs and alcohol

By Laura Boros Special to Digital First Media National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, January 22-27, 2019, is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol. As the parent of a teen, and a professional who works with children and adolescents in the schools, talking about […]

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Dec 15

2019 is the year of caring for mind, body and spirit

By Susan Kozak for Digital First Media Dec 15, 2018 December is the time of year most of us start looking towards the new year – resolutions, new beginnings, and new changes. Some of these resolutions are more popularly targeted to physical health and wellness, going to the gym, more travel, and family time. But […]

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Nov 22

Gratitude is an effective mental health recovery tool

By Susan Kozak for Digital First Media Nov 22, 2018 Studies have shown there is a powerful and effective tool we can all use to help foster a happy and healthy life. It has been proven to have physiological and spiritual benefits that can improve overall physical health. When practiced daily, it increases self-confidence and […]

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Oct 25

Aiming to cure the stigma around mental health

By Susan Kozak Special to Digital First Media Oct 25, 2018 There’s a virus spreading across America. It harms the one in five Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence. It prevents them from seeking help. And in some cases, it takes lives. What virus are we talking about? It’s stigma. […]

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