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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

National Suicide Prevention Week: September 10-16, 2017

National Suicide Prevention Week: September 10-16, 2017

September 10-16, 2017 is National Suicide Prevention Week, a time devoted to awareness of the signs and symptoms, as well as the promotion of resources for anyone experiencing suicidal feelings. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages, according to the CDC. Approximately 105 Americans die by suicide every … Read More

BHS Resources for those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey is one of the strongest weather storms to hit the U.S. in the past decade and produced the severe flooding in parts of Texas and Louisiana. BHS is here to assist our covered members who have been affected by the storm. Please see the link below to the emergency resources that will help … Read More

July is Minority Mental Health Month: Breaking the Stigma

July is Minority Mental Health Month: Breaking the Stigma

Mental health affects people from every race, religion and ethnic group. According to www.samhsa.gov, one in five adults and one in ten children in America are affected by mental health. Nearly two-thirds of those affected do not seek treatment, with an even lesser percentage of minorities seeking treatment. Stigma is one of the leading reasons … Read More

America’s Opioid Crisis

America’s Opioid Crisis

The United States is in the midst of a public health crisis. Opioid abuse is currently one of America’s top health epidemics, taking mothers, fathers and children, destroying lives and breaking up families. In fact, it is the 2nd highest killer of young people. This serious epidemic must be addressed in our homes and workplaces. … Read More

May is Mental Health Month: Fighting the Stigma

May is Mental Health Month: Fighting the Stigma

The National Institute of Mental Health says that mental health conditions affect 1 in 10 Americans, with less than 25% of those seeking help. Statistics also indicate 6.9% of American adults live with major depression. Mental Health Month exists to defy stigma and create a culture of people who are aware of their options and … Read More

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States with 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffering from alcohol abuse or dependence. More than half of all adults have a family history of … Read More

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

Can you count your grandmother’s beloved bread pudding as a healthy recipe? As delicious as it may be with 4 cups of whole milk, one stick of butter and four eggs, you probably wouldn’t find it on a list of healthy recipes. March is National Nutrition Month, so as we celebrate, think of ways you … Read More

The Best Valentine's Gift: Heart Health

The Best Valentine’s Gift: Heart Health

February is a great time to commit or recommit to making healthier lifestyle changes that can have lasting effects on the quality of your life. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States, killing 1 in 4. African Americans are at the highest risk for heart disease … Read More