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5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique for Anxiety

5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique for Anxiety

Anxiety is something most of us have experienced at least once in our life. Public speaking, performance reviews, and new job responsibilities can cause even the calmest person to feel a little stressed. A five-step exercise can help during periods of anxiety or panic. Behavioral Health Partners is brought to you by Well-U, offering eligible individuals mental health services for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Struggling with Stress or Negative Thinking? There's an App for That

Struggling with Stress or Negative Thinking? There's an App for That

It comes as no surprise that today's resources are instantly available on smartphones to provide relief when feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or burnt out. Behavioral Health Partners, brought to you by Well-U, has created a list of free apps that promote mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other evidence-based treatment models for managing symptoms of stress and anxiety. While apps can help in particularly stressful situations, it is important to remember that an app is not a substitute for professional assessment and treatment.

Knowing Your Healthy Number - The Depression Screening Tool

Knowing Your Healthy Number - The Depression Screening Tool

One in four Americans experiences a depressive episode in their lifetime. Depression does not have one single cause, and its severity and symptoms vary from person to person, which is why it can be hard to know if what you are experiencing could be an episode of depression.  For this reason, the Patient Health Questionnaire for Depression was created.  Learn more about the Patient Health Questionnaire in Behavioral Health Partners February blog post.  Behavioral Health Partners is brought to you by Well-U, offering eligible individuals mental health services for stress, anxiety and depression.

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Sometimes we set goals for ourselves that are unattainable. They don’t seem hard at first, but then we struggle to figure out where to start, or run into obstacles and become discouraged. If you are struggling with problems that are hard to fix, or goals that feel overwhelming or difficult to map out, try making S.M.A.R.T. goals - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time Bound.  Learn more about setting S.M.A.R.T. goals in the Behavioral Health Partners’ January blog post.  Behavioral Health Partners is part of Well-U, offering eligible individuals mental health services for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Reducing Stress during the Workday with Mindfulness

Reducing Stress during the Workday with Mindfulness

Have you ever been driving and realized you had stopped paying attention? It is not uncommon for us to go on autopilot throughout our day. Our attention frequently wanders to the past or future, while paying attention to the present may feel strange, uncomfortable, or even impossible.