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mental health wellness: what you need to know

Posted by By Joshua Essery, PsyD, ABPP on Jan 18, 2017 8:24:06 AM

“Diane” is the adoptive mother of three girls who experienced severe trauma as toddlers and suffered serious emotional and behavioral disorders as a result. After months of treatment and care, her
pre-teens are doing well but Diane is vigilant about keeping them safe and healthy. She writes:“Exercise, as we know, is great for not only physical health, but also for mental and family health, too. We have adopted the practice of going on nature hikes, fishing, bike riding and even entering some 5ks to bring physical health and family time together. Aside from the obvious benefits, sometimes, when the kids are out of the natural environment (school and home), they tend to open up more about the things on their mind. And without the distractions of electronics and such, they can 'hear' us better and also process their own thoughts and feelings more easily.” 

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Topics: Mental Wellness Month

a new year, a fresh approach to mental wellness month

Posted by Rebecca Helterbrand on Jan 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

It’s January, the time of new beginnings and resolutions, many of them focused on health and wellness. It’s fitting that this month has been designated Mental Wellness Month by the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP).

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Topics: Mental Wellness Month