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Embrace Mental Health for Mental Health Month

Embrace Mental Health for Mental Health Month

Mental health is just as important to our lives as our physical health Mental Health is not the same thing as the absence of a mental illness. Mental health includes How you feel about yourself, the world and your life Your ability to solve problems and overcome challenges Your ability to build relationships with others … Read More

Tips to Manage Workplace Anxiety

Tips to Manage Workplace Anxiety

Plenty of working Americans experience anxiety every day at work. This can interfere with your work life considerably, impacting your performance, relationships with others, quality of work, attendance, and morale. The causes are different for each person, but the symptoms are often similar and include: Excessive worry Difficulty concentrating Irritability Trouble falling or staying asleep … Read More

First Steps After a Disaster

First Steps After a Disaster

When an individual or a community experiences a tragedy such as the recent tornadoes in Lee County, AL, one can expect that there will be a period of emotional recovery. How long that takes is not measured by debris removal, but by emotional restoration. How individuals respond is based upon variables such as proximity to … Read More

Girlfriends sharing a laugh in Coffeeshop

Eating Disorders and the Comparison Crisis

February 25, 2019 kicks off National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year’s theme is Come as You Are. More information can be found at www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-involved/nedawareness. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest dieting fads, especially when we are inundated from every direction—from magazine covers to social media and even billboards when we’re driving … Read More

Take Care of Your Heart by Managing Your Stress

Take Care of Your Heart by Managing Your Stress

We know for certain that stress and heart disease are related; however, it’s uncertain if stress is a risk factor for heart disease on its own, or if stress increases other risk factors by the existence of high levels of adrenaline and cortisol (the stress hormone) in the body. Either way, it is beneficial to … Read More

Multi-ethnic, mixed age group of volunteers serves food at a soup kitchen.  A variety of food is being served to the under-resourced people in their local community.  Christmas season.

Overcoming Loneliness During the Holidays

Loneliness Affects All Ages Human beings are social creatures. Feeling like you’re part of a community helps you thrive; however, some people struggle to make and keep relationships that sustain them. Connections with others are important for your health. Social isolation and loneliness both can cause problems. “Isolation is about whether other people are physically … Read More

Dealing with Adult ADHD

Dealing with Adult ADHD

Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem and other problems. Symptoms of Adult ADHD Many adults with ADHD aren’t aware they have it—they … Read More

James Spann and the 4 Seasons

BHS Halloween 2018

Many people may think of Halloween as a children’s holiday; a chance to dress up and go door-to-door asking for candy; however, at BHS, we don’t believe in being too old to celebrate Halloween! While still hard at work serving our members, our staff breaks for a short period of snacks, trick-or-treating and a good … Read More

Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 7-13

Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 7-13

According to Mental Health America’s latest data, 18% of adults have a mental health condition. This equates to over 43 million Americans. Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 7-13, serves to heighten awareness about the importance of positive mental health. One in five Americans is affected by mental health concerns. You probably go to the doctor … Read More

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Substance abuse and mental health can be linked in numerous ways. People struggling with a mental health condition may turn to drugs and alcohol for immediate, short-term relief rather than pursuing treatment for the underlying mental health issue. These are short-term solutions to the symptoms and not the problem. Soon, you’re on a path toward … Read More

Hurricane typhoon over planet Earth viewed from space. Elements of image are furnished by NASA.

Hurricane Florence Prep

You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect you and your family. If you live in areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year. … Read More