Mental Health

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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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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