Happy Memorial Day! I’m sure you are looking forward to the holiday weekend as much as I am. My mouth is salivating as I think of all the grilled goodies I’ll get to eat. I can’t wait to spend the days outside in the warm sunshine relaxing in the company of family and friends. My husband, son, and I may also venture down to the main street for the parade or attend a fireworks show. You probably have similar plans. The smell of grilled food, patriotic music, and the crack-pop of fireworks...
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At Voice and Vision, mental health is important so we encourage each other to practice techniques that reduce stress and promote wellness. For Mental Health Awareness Month, some of our staff shared their tips for maintaining their mental health. Perhaps you’ll find one or two that might work for you as well! Enjoy. Making Friends and Walking Walking is great for mental health. “Making friends [is one way I take care of my mental health]. [Before], I was a self-isolator...
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I hate to admit it, but I have several unhealthy food
habits. One involves a puffy corn snack; it is salty and buttery and it melts
in my mouth. If it is in the house, I am virtually powerless to resist it. (Obviously
I’m not trying too hard, or I’d stop buying it!) My other unhealthy food habit
is eating dinner in front of the TV. I know this isn’t good for me, but because
my husband currently works evenings, and I find eating dinner alone to be
incredibly bleak, I park myself and my dinner...
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness Month. Since its inception, we have certainly come a long way in terms of knowledge and treatment of mental illness. It’s individuals like you who continue the conversation, push for legislation change, and advocate for the right treatment, who make progress possible. However, we are not quite ‘there’ when it comes to eradicating stigma and getting people well. We still need to spread the word and...
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During Autism Awareness month, many
organizations share facts and statistics about autism as part of their
campaigns. I like this and I learn a lot
from it, but I’m not always good at remembering them. And I think that’s ok. Don’t get me wrong. The facts and figures are great for raising
awareness. However, I believe a true
shift in perspective occurs when one gets to know the stories of the families
and individuals behind any given cause.
I’m also more...
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