Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Years Resolutions for Better Mental Health


The New Year is almost here! It’s a time for new beginnings, leaving bad habits behind and setting goals. At times people hesitate to set resolutions because they have a hard time keeping them, or feel like they are setting themselves up for failure. This year, we challenge you to set some resolutions that improve your wellbeing and mental health – simple things that will bring you joy and peace of mind. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions from Metro News. Meditate: Try the Headspace app to get started. You might feel a bit silly at first, but meditation really can work wonders – even if it’s just to give you a few minutes of true calm. Schedule in some quality alone time: Spend some time alone doing something that makes you genuinely happy and [...]

New Years Resolutions for Better Mental Health2022-09-19T20:07:59+00:00

Beating the Holiday Blues


With the holidays in full swing many people find themselves battling depression and anxiety – sometimes referred to as the Holiday Blues. While everyone is trying to “be merry” for the holidays, it can become overwhelming to participate in the festivities while getting long to-do lists finished. On top of that, the days are shorter and holiday spending can increase financial burdens. Before letting the holidays get you in a slump try these five tips, from Sierra Tucson: Take a Stroll - It's no secret that walking is good for your health, but taking a 10-minute stroll three times a day is therapeutic too. Just a few brief doses of sunlight throughout the day can lift your mood dramatically, especially during the winter months. Play with a Furry Friend - Whether you own a pet, borrow a friend's [...]

Beating the Holiday Blues2022-09-19T20:11:19+00:00

Managing Holiday Expectations


The holidays are a wonderful time of year. However, they often come with high personal expectations of buying the perfect gifts, participating in holiday parties and seeing family members not frequently seen. The prospect of facing the holidays can be daunting for everyone – and even more so for people who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other mental health concerns. As the holiday season is upon us, it is important to remember that you might not always be able to control what happens during the holidays but you can control your reaction to the events by managing your holiday expectations. We’d like to share five ways to keep your holiday expectations in check, from a blog written by Lucida Treatment Center. How to Keep Your Holiday Expectations in Check 1. Don’t buy into [...]

Managing Holiday Expectations2022-09-19T20:12:06+00:00

Gifts with Screen Time Rules


The holidays are approaching quickly and with the merriment of the season comes purchasing gifts for loved ones. Top gifts for our teens are often something tech-related – whether a new laptop, gaming device or the newest cell phone. While these are all great gift ideas, they bring up an important point that should be considered – what are your family’s screen time rules? Or, if you don’t have any set up – does this gift being purchased require a conversation about screen time and setting limits? This week’s Tech Talk Tuesday put out by Screenagers gives an excellent list of discussion points that family rules can be based on for technology. Are you and your family on the same page with screen time rules? Bedtime: Is there a time devices go off? Can devices be in the [...]

Gifts with Screen Time Rules2022-09-19T20:13:17+00:00
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