| June 1, 2021 |
MIGRAINE & HEADACHE AWARENESS MONTH
June is migraine and headache disease awareness month. Everyone has a headache now and then, but more than 35 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic migraine or cluster headache disorder. 43% of women and 18% of men will experience migraines at some point in their lives. The majority of migraine sufferers are between the ages of 35-45.
If you or someone you love has persistent pain, learn to recognize the similarities and differences between migraines and headaches. Consult your doctor for guidance and treatment options.
For more information on migraines, visit: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/symptoms-causes/syc-20360201
| May 26, 2021 |
LIFE WITH ANXIETY
Anxiety disorders are real illnesses that are based on extreme fear. They affect:
Check out the Mental Health America website for practical tools that you can use to improve your mental health and increase your resiliency regardless of your personal situation.
| May 19, 2021 |
HOW SLEEP IMPROVES MENTAL HEALTH
- a greater risk of depression and anxiety
- increased risk of heart disease and cancer
- impaired memory
- a reduced immune system
- weight gain
- greater likelihood of accidents
- Am I often tired?
- Am I using caffeine to get through the day?
- Do I sleep well?
- Do I wake up feeling refreshed?
- Do I get drowsy while driving or watching TV?
| May 12, 2021 |
RETURNING TO WORK AFTER THE PANDEMIC
- Keep a regular sleep schedule
- Get back to a normal routine and try to stick to it
- Take breaks throughout the day to stretch
- Spend time outdoors during non-work hours
- Take breaks from social media – hearing repeatedly about the pandemic can be upsetting and exhausting
- Connect with others – talking with coworkers, friends and family gives you a sense of belonging and support.
- Educate yourself about COVID-19 – there is a lot of misinformation out there. Make sure you go to a reputable resource, i.e. CDC or World Health Organization.
| May 1, 2021 |