How to Shift Your Perspective During Stressful Times

How to Shift Your Perspective During Stressful Times

How to Shift Your Perspective During Stressful Times

In these challenging times, our focus often narrows and we may get over engrossed in our problems. Kevin Neumann, LMSW, CAADC, offers ways to shift your perspective.

Two Recovery Slogans to Remember During Times of Uncertainty

Two Recovery Slogans to Remember During Times of Uncertainty

As our world recommends that all of us make significant changes in our way of thinking and acting in response to the Coronovirus, I see similarities to what individuals with addictions face when pursuing a life of recovery. In recovery…

Tips for Getting Better Sleep Consistently

Tips for Getting Better Sleep Consistently
Getting better sleep consistently is as important for your health as good nutrition and exercise. Unfortunately, one in three Americans is chronically sleep deprived. Over time, the effects build until they cause disease such as cardiovascular disease, depression or diabetes...

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Navigating hard conversations surrounding sensitive topics like politics, racism, religion, gun control, or abortion can cause strain on any relationship, whether it be with friends or acquaintances, co-workers, family or even a spouse. Knowing or discovering that you have different…

Mind/Body Health: How Heart Health is Connected to Mental Health

Mind/Body Health: How Heart Health is Connected to Mental Health

You might think heart disease is linked only with physical activities — a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking and excessive drinking. While these habits do heighten the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems,…

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Thinking about money or your finances during the holidays, with gift buying, entertaining and travel, can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you deal with financial stress around the holidays: Make one financial decision at a time. When…

Your Mental Health at Work

Your Mental Health at Work
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". A silly saying, and these days a common meme many of us grew up hearing. Work and fun, we often think of them as opposites. However, having fun at work...

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

When tragedy occurs, our sense of well-being feels violated. Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, offers tips on how to care for ourselves in the wake of trauma.

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)
Millennials are reporting increasing rates of depression, anxiety and stress. Depression diagnoses alone are up 31% for millennials since 2014 with depression now affecting 5.5% of millennials in West Michigan.1 Why is the rate rising is not completely clear, however...