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Mental Health Month Resources

Mental Health Month Resources

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has designated the month of May as Mental Health Month. This is a time set aside to recognize the importance of self-care practices aimed at our mental health. It is also a time when we promote the importance of eliminating the stigma associated with seeking care for our … Read More

Embrace Your Mental Health

Embrace Your Mental Health

When we think of the concept of well-being, we often think of our physical health. It’s easy to count the number of steps we take each day and set a goal to add a few more. Mental health is a little more elusive. Having poor mental health does not have to equate to having a … Read More

Cheerful mid adult Hispanic female volunteer accepts a canned food donation during community food drive. She is wearing a gray volunteer t-shirt. Her friends are volunteering in the background.

April is Volunteer Awareness Month

One of the things that makes our country great is the fact that so many people support one another through volunteering to make a difference in their communities. Volunteerism has grown into a national value and helps to improve our communities through providing support for much needed services and causes. This national value seems to … Read More

Dreaming Big and Setting Goals

Dreaming Big and Setting Goals

As the daffodils begin poking through the soil, we are reminded that Spring is around the corner. The changing of the seasons is nature’s subtle reminder that change can be a good thing and that time moves on without our consent. As we prepare for the next season, it is a great time to consider … Read More

Coping After Traumatic Events

Coping After Traumatic Events

After hearing about a traumatic event, such as the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, it is normal to have a flood of emotions. It is important to understand the reactions you and others may experience in the following days and weeks, and learn how to effectively cope with them. Emotional Reactions After a Traumatic Event … Read More

February - Heart Health Month

February – Heart Health Month

Not only is February the season for heart-shaped candy boxes, candy hearts with “Be Mine” or “Text Me” on them, and Valentine’s Day cards abounding with hearts, but it is also Heart Health Month! Why Heart Health Month? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. It … Read More

Eating Disorder Awareness Month

Eating Disorder Awareness Month

Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder are serious, life threatening conditions that affect the lives of millions of Americans and their families each year. Eating disorders are not limited by age, gender or socio-economic status. February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Month. Below are some resources that you might find helpful if … Read More

Embrace Life

Embrace Life

No one likes to feel out of control. It is in those times when we feel that we are just going with the flow and passively riding along on life’s journey that we feel down. With the new year comes a challenge to choose to be more in control of your own journey in life. … Read More

Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

It is amazing how much of our wellbeing can be shaped by a simple act of gratitude. During this time of the year, it seems finding ways that we can be grateful for the blessings in our lives is a little easier. Many studies have shown that developing an attitude of gratitude can have apowerful … Read More

Stress During the Holidays

Stress During the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate the season with family and friends; however, the accompanying stress can oftentimes be overwhelming. So much of our time is spent cooking, shopping, getting the house ready and attending events that stress is inevitable. Once you add in the various personalities of family members and friends, the … Read More

World Mental Health Day 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017

Mental health in the workplace www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2017/en/  During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders … Read More

Hurricane Irma Emergency Resources

BHS is here to assist our covered members who have been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Please follow the link below to view emergency resources that will help those affected with their most basic of necessities. Hurricane Irma Emergency Resources A natural disaster often causes more than property damage. Even for those not directly … Read More