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BHS MemberAccess Mobile App Now Available!

BHS MemberAccess Mobile App Now Available!

BHS’ new mobile app includes an array of behavioral health, work/life and personal development resources. The BHS MemberAccess app offers access to our robust member portal. Members can find essential EAP tools as well as access to relevant topics, self-assessments, benefits communications and more. Members can also use online appointment requests and reimbursement forms. To … Read More

What to Expect in the Wake of Mass Violence

What to Expect in the Wake of Mass Violence

The recent acts of mass violence in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX have brought feelings of stress and discomfort to many, whether locally or from a distance. It’s normal to be fearful during times of uncertainty, instability and violence, as it is an expected reaction to these incidents. However, it is important to not let … Read More

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Easing into Retirement

Overall, retirees are a contented bunch, and many report being happier in retirement than they were when working. Older adults are less likely than younger people to experience major depression, says Brent Forester, president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Nonetheless, retirement often involves significant losses of identity, purpose, structure and social contacts that … Read More

Achieve Your Goals

Achieve Your Goals

Perhaps you’ve had the experience of setting goals only to lose sight of them in the rush of daily life, then realize later that you’ve made little progress. When it comes to certain kinds of goals—ones involving health or personal improvement, for example—that’s pretty common. And it corresponds with what science has revealed about what … Read More

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Planning in Times of Uncertainty

Keep your most important priorities in mind. Step back and consider what’s really important to you, whether it’s integrity, caring relationships, financial security, your health or your family’s wellbeing. When you’re faced with change and uncertainty, revisit your plans and goals with those priorities and values in mind. Perhaps some of your plans are less … Read More

Mental Health Habits to Improve Your 2022

Mental Health Habits to Improve Your 2022

Start a gratitude journal. Recording positive things about your day, whether major achievements or simple pleasures, can reduce stress, improve sleep and even foster better relationships by building a sense of empathy. Take five deep breaths. Changing your breathing pattern can bring your body back into balance decreasing stress, pain, blood pressure and increase immunity. … Read More

Make The Holidays Your Own

Make The Holidays Your Own

And with a blink of an eye, it’s that time of year again. Look at a calendar and you’re presented with pictures of the perfect holiday scenarios. There are kids playing in the snow, large families happily gathering around a feast and lovestruck couples exchanging gifts in front of a fireplace. The pressure is on … Read More

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Managing Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are known as a time for joy and togetherness. However, for people who have lost a loved one, this time of year can bring pain and sorrow. This year, COVID-19 has not only left many grieving the loss of loved ones but living through lost jobs, financial freedom, and interactions. While most do … Read More

Ways to Respect Differences at Work

Ways to Respect Differences at Work

Listen before you speak. When you’re communicating with someone, seek first to understand, then to be understood. Listen to what the other person has to say before responding with your thoughts. To ensure that you’re listening well, summarize your understanding of what the other person has said and ask if you’ve got it correct. Don’t … Read More

Be a Friendship Coach for Your Child

Be a Friendship Coach for Your Child

Children aren’t born knowing how to cooperate, share and communicate. These are learned skills, and parents play a big role in helping children learn them. Many of the skills of good friendship must also be learned. When children struggle with them, parents can help by playing a coaching role. Different children have different needs for … Read More

Improving & Enhancing Morale

Improving & Enhancing Morale

One of the goals of any leader is the ability to improve morale. But how do you do that in difficult times? How do you make members of the team feel appreciated and optimistic about the future when raises are minimal or nonexistent and budgets are tight? COVID-19 has also contributed to increases in anxiety, … Read More