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On 11.11.16 • In Awareness On • by

The presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers, some of whom report feeling stressed, argumentative and less productive because of political discussions on the job, according to a survey released by APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence. More than half (54 percent) of American workers said they avoid discussing politics with colleagues, and one in five (20 percent) reported avoiding some co-workers because of their political views. Stress occurs when you perceive that demands placed on you — such as work, school or relationships — exceed your ability to cope. Extreme amount of stress can have health consequences, affecting  …

On 11.01.16 • In Awareness On • by

As the temperatures turn cooler and the days get shorter, you may begin to notice something in the air other than a crisp breeze.  Flu season is upon us and it’s important to take preventative measures to stay healthy. We’re all familiar with the steps: wash your hands, take time to get a vaccine, and avoid close contact with sick people. While we all know the ways to keep our bodies physically healthy, do you know the ways to keep yourself mentally healthy? A great place to start is a mental health check-up.  Complimentary, Confidential Screenings Available Check yourself. This  …

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day can change your life. It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor Day 2015 takes place on Saturday, November 19. All gatherings will include a screening of Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss, a new American Foundation for Suicide Prevention -produced Survivor Day documentary that traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time.* Additional programming is specific to each event.  …

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History of the Great American Smokeout Event What is the Great American Smokeout? Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit. In many towns and communities, local volunteers use this event to publicize the need to  …

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All American adults should be screened for depression as part of their normal health-care routine, an influential panel recommended on Tuesday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force also singled out maternal mental illness for the first time by suggesting that women be screened during pregnancy and after childbirth. The task force, an independent body appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, noted that major depressive disorder is associated with suicide and impaired ability to manage other health issues. “Depression has a major effect on quality of life for the patient and affects family members, especially children,” the group noted in its report. Unnecessary Suffering  …

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On 10.07.16 • In News • by

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s (MHANJ’s) NJ Connect for Recovery is offering a new series of Support and Education Groups for those coping with a loved one’s opiate use disorder. The entire family is affected when addiction is present. People coping with substance use disorders need intervention and services. Loved ones who care for them may be scared or confused and often don’t know where to go for support and guidance. These sessions will offer a safe, non-judgmental environment offering proven, helpful strategies, about addressing addiction and recovery. Participants may also benefit from guidance and group support. Each group  …

On 01.14.16 • In News • by

Taking a screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. But not all of us think about our mental health enough. Depression is a gripping mental illness that can have a huge impact on a person’s life. From young adults to the elderly and across all races, nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from depression. Many things can contribute to clinical depression.  For some people, a number  …

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