September Well-Being Tips

Posted: September 15, 2022 | Category: Well-Being Tips

  • Building a Strong Support System. A strong support block of family, friends, and professional peers is one of the most important deterrents to suicide. In support of our members and participants, Valley Preferred offers access to P4P, a peer counseling program, where clinicians can discuss personal or professional concerns in strict confidence.
  • The Healing Power of Poetry. Because seeking reflective time for yourself can relieve trauma, poetry is considered another tool to help support emotional well-being. This article from Johns Hopkins Medicine discusses research studies that show writing or reading poetry can be therapeutic for both patients and caregivers dealing with illness and adversity.
  • Breathing to Reduce Anxiety. In this 13-minute video, Dr. Jo shows five breathing techniques that can be helpful for reducing anxiety. You can practice them anywhere, anytime to calm yourself down or help you cope with a stressful situation.