Don’t Let Workplace Stress Ruin Your Labor Day Holiday

Don’t Let Workplace Stress Ruin Your Labor Day Holiday

Don’t Let Workplace Stress Ruin Your Labor Day Holiday

Originally intended as a day for relaxation and celebration of the American worker, Labor Day today is very different from the first Labor Day in 1882. Back then, a largely industrial and agricultural workforce could disconnect from work on Labor…

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

As the summer season winds down, stores begin to fill with back-to-school sales. The days ahead will be coupled with excited children ready to pick out their attire and supplies for the coming school year. Many children will also wrestle…

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...

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.
Sending kids off to summer camp is emotionally tough on parents, even if it’s not your first time. It’s normal to be concerned about your children’s physical and emotional well-being, but excessive worrying is unproductive and stressful. According to researchers,...

Tackling Student Loan Debt & Anxiety: Advice for Millennials

Tackling Student Loan Debt & Anxiety: Advice for Millennials

“I can remember like yesterday gaining my first job in my career after finishing college. I was excited and nervous! Then in the mail, information came regarding my student loan payments. Shock, disbelief, anger and tears ensued. I panicked. I called my parents…

Debunking 5 Myths About PTSD

Debunking 5 Myths About PTSD
The following common misconceptions about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) get in the way of healing and need to be debunked. MYTH 1: I am losing my mind. No, you are not losing your mind. PTSD is a normal reaction...

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work in the next cubicle or sit…

Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Construction workers are statistically at a higher risk for mental health issues than virtually every other profession. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one third of all suicides in 2012 were workers in the construction and…

Managing Distress About Earthquakes from Afar

Managing Distress About Earthquakes from Afar

For people with friends and family living in areas affected by the tragic earthquake, watching news coverage of the devastation can be very distressing, particularly if there is no information about the safety and well-being of friends and family. What…

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

As we enter into the holiday season, some of us may feel increased levels of stress as we begin to wonder what family gatherings are going to include. Will there be political arguments around the dinner table? Will we be…