04.05.17, from Kim T.
I don't know about you, but I'm so glad it's finally
spring! We're finally moving out of the dark, cold winter
months when I'm hit by Seasonal Affective Disorder (it gets me
every year). But I have a plan to stay on top of my mental
health for the present and the long-term, and hope to have a
better chance of staying even keel.
Maintaining good mental health isn't easy for everyone, and
it's just as important as physical health since the two are
closely related. At US Health Corps, we are always looking for
ways to boost whole-body health, and we do this by providing
valuable resources that give people the opportunity to live life
to its fullest.
• Am I depressed? Identifying what's wrong
• The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise
• The Benefits of Adopting a Companion Animal While in Addiction Recovery
• Dual Diagnosis and Recovery
• 12 Ways to Help a Teen Handle the Emotional Challenges of Moving
• Mental Illness in Kids: The Surprising Warning Signs
• Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room
• What to Do If You Feel Suicidal
• A Healthy Partnership: How to Support Your Bipolar Spouse
• When You're Worried About a Colleague's Mental Health
Thanks for your consideration and your help with our mission.
Warmly, Kim, ushealthcorps.org
10.09.16, from Kim T.
Hi, October 2-8 is Mental Illness Awareness week, and with about 20% of American adults and youth experiencing a mental illness every year, it has perhaps never been more important.
A vital step in improving these numbers is eliminating the stigma that often accompanies a mental illness diagnosis. Just as we cheer those battling diseases like cancer, we should offer the same support to those with a mental health condition. My team at USHealthCorps recently put together a packet of online resources to promote better understanding and support of this critical issue, and we hope you'll consider sharing it with your audience.
• 10 Misleading Assumptions About Mental Illness: Learn the Truth
• Understanding and Accepting Depression
• 15 Ways to Support a Loved one with Serious Mental Illness
• African Americans and Substance Abuse: Addressing Mental Health Issues Before Addiction Takes Control
• Addiction as a Disease: Understanding the Disease Model
• Signs of Addiction and Drug Use
• Talking to Others About Your Mental Illness
• 10 Things People with Depression Want You to Know
• 7 Ways to Deal with People Who Don't Understand Depression
These resources are a great first step, but let's work together to keep the conversation about mental illness going!
Thank you for your time, Kim, ushealthcorps.org