Mental Health

#HealthyMe: BCBSM Employee Takes Faith in Wellness Personally

Helping local Grand Rapids-area churches grow their wellness ministries led Cle Jackson to his spiritual home. Now, Jackson is stepping up to help lead his congregation toward better health. As a BCBSM senior community liaison, Jackson organizes and promotes healthy…

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U-M Puts Mental Health at the Forefront of Discussion

The sudden and shocking death of actor Robin Williams left many people wondering how someone who made so many people so happy could suffer from depression. But it isn’t always easy to detect mental illnesses in loved ones or get…

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Mentally preparing yourself and your child for college

When a child decides to continue his or her education, it is a very big decision.  Not only does that mean additional work and effort, but also a drastic change to everyday life.  This comes with a new environment, new…

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The guide to being happier at the office

On average, Americans spend around 7.9 hours a day at work – with a lot of people putting in way more than that. This means that if you’re not happy at your workplace, you’re spending a lot of time in…

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The healing powers of music

The healing powers of music

Whether you prefer jamming out to rock and roll, grooving to jazz or relaxing to classical, music can often be just what you need to brighten up your day. But listen to this: While your favorite music provides a shot…

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The amazing benefits of learning a new language

It’s been proven that speaking multiple languages growing up can have an impact on your life that goes way beyond being able to order food in foreign countries. For instance, those who speak two languages every day throughout their lives…

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Chill out: Five ways to relax your mind and body every day

Everyone has “one of those days,” from time to time, where long to-do lists or endless meetings seem to take over. But sometimes it seems like those days happen, well, every day. And how you deal with those high-stress weeks…

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Don’t worry, eat happy! Foods that actually calm you down

While there are many ways to manage stress in your life, like exercise and meditation, the foods you eat can also play an important role in helping you stay calm. For example, foods high in minerals like magnesium and zinc…

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Are you addicted to stress?

Demanding bosses, tight finances, a recent fight with your sister—with all the things going on in your life, it’s no wonder you might feel a bit stressed out from time to time. But the thing is, some people can actually find…

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