September Well-Being Tips

Posted: September 15, 2023 | Category: Well-Being Tips

  • What to Know About Suicide. In this article from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, licensed clinical psychologist Ashley J. Smith, PhD, discusses why we have suicidal thoughts and some recommendations for what to do if they occur. She also offers tips for helping someone else who may be struggling.
  • Caring for Your Mental Health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact. This article from the National Institute of Mental Health also explains what signs may indicate the need for professional help. If that is the case, Preferred EAP is a safe, confidential place to start.
  • Positivity is Powerful. Not only is a cheerful outlook good for your blood pressure and cardiovascular system, but it also contributes to better social connections. And believe it or not, your attitude has a ripple effect on those around you. In this 3-minute video, Senior Psychologist at the University of Wisconsin, Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, talks about how to increase positivity.