Mental Health

Wearable Sleep Trackers: Do They Actually Work?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Four in 10 Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep each night and 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Not only does…

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Break Free From the Stressed-Out, Not-Sleeping Cycle

Stress can really do a number on all sorts of things: your immune system, your weight and even your sleep. Think about how impossible it is to wind down and relax in the evening when all you’re thinking about is work…

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Statewide Recovery Walk and Rally Takes Place in GR this Saturday

Jose Salinas has a message for drug addicts, alcoholics, and those in treatment or recovery for substance abuse. “We shouldn’t be ashamed. I shouldn’t be ashamed of who I am,” Salinas said. “I’m happy today and that’s all that matters.”…

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Nine Habits You Need to Adopt For Improved Mental Health

It’s easy to see that everyone adopts different mental habits at different stages of life. But in the process, it’s also possible to lose sight of the past, or what’s to come. Life’s journey is a different path for everyone and…

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Walk to Prevent Suicide and Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness

The recent death of Robin Williams opened up a new conversation about suicide, depression, and mental illness. That a man who could make so many laugh was dealing with such deep levels of pain was unimaginable to many. Not for…

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#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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