The Importance of Healthy Relationships and How to Develop Them

Research states that in addition to exercise and healthy eating, socialization is an integral part of supporting optimal mental health.  Humans are social creatures and forming healthy connections with others is shown to improve “happiness” and develop resilience from past negative experiences to promote healing.  Often, we develop relationship patterns based on previous experiences and… Continue Reading

Just Calm Down!

Never, in the history of being told to calm down, has anyone calmed down! When a person truly goes in to fight-or-flight response, their sympathetic nervous system is activated, and management of bodily functions change due to a perceived threat. This sympathetic nervous system is important because it allows the body to speed up, tense… Continue Reading

Tips for a Successful Medical TeleVisit

What is a TeleVisit? A TeleVisit connects patients virtually with medical providers in real time by phone or online. Your provider can evaluate, diagnose, and treat you using technology like video conferencing and smartphones without the need for an in-person visit. TeleVisits act like an in-person doctor visit: your online provider gives you the same… Continue Reading

Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself

Responding to the public health crisis is both rewarding and challenging work. Sources of stress for emergency responders may include witnessing human suffering, risk of personal harm, intense workloads, life-and-death decisions, and separation from family. Stress prevention and management is critical for responders to stay well and to continue to help in the situation. There… Continue Reading