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7 mental health myths

Everyone knows about mental health, right? And if you were to experience a mental health challenge, you’d recognize it and know the right steps to take, wouldn’t you? You might be surprised, but often, the people who need help the most don’t believe they could benefit...

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Do you know the warning signs of mental illness?

We’ve all observed behavior in others that made us stop and wonder if they are okay or whether they might be experiencing a mental health challenge. Sometimes we may act, but it’s not unusual to dismiss those moments by concluding the person is simply having a bad...

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Care for providers … by providers

You spend your day helping others overcome challenges to live happier and more meaningful lives. It’s difficult work, and it can be emotionally and physically exhausting, but it’s satisfying. It’s good to know people who need help have you to turn to. But who do you...

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Investing in mental health is good for your business

Company leaders typically agonize before making key investments in their businesses. Maybe it’s making a case for a new piece of technology, moving into a new market, or adding a few thousand square feet to a facility. Most of the time, the investments pay off...

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Unlocking the power of your people

We’ve heard it for years, and if anyone hadn’t been listening, the Great Resignation made it abundantly clear: people are a company’s most important asset. Right now, though, that asset is in a delicate spot. As people recover from the many stresses of the pandemic,...

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Leader’s lines: Leave no one behind

Much as I wish it hadn’t taken a pandemic to bring mental health to the forefront, I firmly believe we’ll be better off for it. Besides showing us the importance that connection is in all aspects of our lives. The pandemic reminded us that everyone feels stress from...

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When to Get Help for Your Kids

“Dale and I met at church and have tried as best we can to have a truly Christian household. But we’re disagreeing when it comes to Mandy, our 11-year-old. She has so much anger and it feels like she’s pulling away from us. At least once a day she tells us she wishes...

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Correcting Unacceptable Behavior

“My grandmother calls him a little hellion, whatever that is. She’s always telling me she would have never have put up with him the way I do. If one of my uncles had acted that way, he wouldn’t be able to sit for a week. She says I’m too soft on him and he’d be better...

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Connecting With Your Kids

You want the best for the smaller humans who have become part of your family. You also want to develop relationships with them that will help them make the most of what life has to offer. But strong relationships don’t happen automatically. We have to work at them,...

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How to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids

Every child is unique. We may joke that our son is just like his Uncle Jim or our daughter is a miniature version of our sister, Katie, but no matter how much resemblance there may be, we know they’re really one of a kind. As parents, we face a never-ending list of...

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