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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 the YOURhealth employee wellness program, 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 the YOURhealth employee wellness program, 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.

Grief and the Holidays

Grief and the Holidays

Grieving is difficult at any time, but it can be especially challenging during the holiday season. Holidays represent time spent with loved ones, so they tend to magnify our loss. Making sure you have a plan and a support system in place can help you better prepare for any emotions or experiences you may have during the holidays.  Behavioral Health Partners is part of the YOURhealth employee wellness program, offering eligible individuals mental health services for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Managing Anxiety in the Wake of Tragedy

Managing Anxiety in the Wake of Tragedy

Some experts worry that our non-stop exposure to tragedy in the news is taking its toll by causing undue, elevated anxiety for many of us. It is suggested that we can benefit by being more selective in how much information we allow ourselves to access. Though it is important to stay informed about the events of the world, it’s also just as important to know how to care for ourselves when it comes to things that provoke anxiety or pain, even when we are not directly affected. Learn more from Behavioral Health Partners’ October Blog Post. Behavioral Health Partners is part of the YOURhealth employee wellness program, eligible individuals mental health services for stress, anxiety, and depression.