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Recognizing Depression

Recognizing Depression

We all experience highs and lows in our mood. But feelings of sadness, emptiness, and/or hopelessness may signal depression. With depression, sadness differs from ordinary unhappiness in that it can prevent a person from participating in their daily activities. Learn more from Behavioral Health Partners' July Blog Post. Behavioral Health Partners is brought to you by the YOURhealth employee wellness program, providing eligible individuals with mental health services for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief

The loss of a loved one due to death or separation is something everyone experiences at some point in their life. These losses often cause grief, which is associated with feelings of sadness, longing, guilt, or regret. When a person’s grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or emotions are very distressing, don’t improve with time, or make it difficult to manage daily work and living, a psychotherapist may be able to provide assistance and will tailor treatment to your specific needs. Find out more in Behavioral Health Partners' June Blog Post. Behavioral Health Partners is brought to you by the YOURhealth employee wellness program, providing eligible individuals with mental health services for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Are You An Effective Communicator?

Are You An Effective Communicator?

Effective communication is when a message is delivered, received, and understood in the way it was intended.  Communication effectively combines a set of skills including appropriate body language, active listening, managing stress in the moment, the ability to communicate assertively, and the capacity to recognize and understand your own emotions and those of the person you are communicating with. Learning to use these skills can improve communication with co-workers, friends, and family.  Find out more in the Behavioral Health Partners' May Blog Post. Behavioral Health Partners is brought to you by the YOURhealth employee wellness program, providing eligible individuals with mental health services for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, you may find yourself getting drawn outdoors more and more. The good news is that spending time outdoors has been shown to improve mental health, physical wellbeing and overall life satisfaction.

Reduce Workday Stress with Mindfulness

Reduce Workday Stress with Mindfulness

Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you stopped paying attention? It is not uncommon for us to go on autopilot throughout our day. As our attention frequently wanders to the past or future, paying attention to the present may feel strange, uncomfortable, or even impossible. Daily stress may contribute to this disconnection from the present, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, distant, easily distracted, irritable, or like we’re “sleep-walking” through life.