Stress and the Holidays: Tips for Coping

The holiday season often presents a dizzying array of demands- traveling, shopping, baking, cleaning, and entertaining, to name a few. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of people said their stress level increases during the holidays. Another survey, by the investment firm Principal Financial Group, revealed that 53 percent of… Continue Reading

Managing Rough Days

By Nora Miller Whether your car stopped working, you didn’t sleep well last night, you got into a disagreement with a friend, or you’re just not sure, none of us are strangers to the occasional “rough day.” On these days, sometimes one event (or lots of small events) can impact how we treat ourselves, our… Continue Reading

Fall Back with Self-Care

By Lauren Carter It’s that time again! While gaining an hour in the Fall may seem like a good thing, it can still affect physical and mental health. According to Pepitone (2018), when the time changes twice a year it can affect health, diet, and even lead to more accidents! Losing or gaining an hour… Continue Reading

Social Media and Mental Health for Young Adults

By: Maya Stephens Social media continues to have an ever-growing presence in our day-to-day lives, especially among youth and teens. In 2018, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter were the most popular social media sites among those 18-24 years.[1]With few signs pointing to the trend of social media’s popularity slowing down or stopping, people are… Continue Reading

Welcome, Dr. Guerra!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Pete Guerra, MD to our Christiansburg staff. Specializing in Family Medicine, Dr. Guerra received his medical degree from University of Central Florida College of Medicine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then completed his residency at Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, Cape Fear Valley Hospital… Continue Reading

New coverage coming soon!

Thousands of Virginians aged 19 to 64 will soon be able to sign up for new health coverage that will give them access to services at a low cost. This new coverage will allow eligible adults to visit their doctor for help with preventing illness and improving their health. If you work in a range of traditionally lower… Continue Reading

National Social Work Month

Social Workers: Leaders, Advocates, Champions By Ashley Slagel-Perry March is National Social Work month and this year’s theme is “Social Workers. Leaders. Advocates. Champions.” Social workers for generations have served as leaders, advocates and champions helping individuals overcome challenges so they can live up to their full potential. Social workers also work tirelessly to improve… Continue Reading

Change in Health Care Leads to Uncertainty

Michelle BraunsChief Executive Officer  The health care system is changing and although few things are certain as the dust settles from the inauguration, in the health care business we do know the following: – We anticipate that demand for our services will increase as fewer people obtain health insurance because of the uncertainty about the… Continue Reading

2017 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment- Shop for New Coverage! By Melissa Stockwell-GregsonOutreach and Enrollment Specialistoffice1@chcnrv.org540-381-0820 Open Enrollment for the 2017 year is fast approaching.  Open Enrollment will begin this year on November 1, 2016 and ends on January 31, 2017. This is the only time of the year you can enroll in a new health plan or make… Continue Reading