Be Kind to Your Mind
Strengthen your mental and emotional wellness with stress management, mindful meditation or professional support.
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A Message from Karinn Glover, MD, MPH
There are multiple ways to address well-being. Having a good laugh, eating good meals that include vegetables and fruits, spending time in nature, and forms of exercise like dancing are all very important. Group therapy, individual psychotherapy, and in certain cases, medication, can play a vital role in maintaining well-being, too.
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A Message from Karinn Glover, MD, MPH
We are still living through pretty remarkable times: a pandemic, violence and social unrest. As we weather these times, we try to manage our stress, our shock and our sadness. Some of us eat comfort foods and scroll through social media, while others disconnect and meditate or hit the gym. To each their own. No matter what you do, here are some things to keep in mind about common self-management techniques.
Above all, check in with yourself about what you’re taking in. Watching the news, engaging with social media, dealing with bullies in real life or people who routinely instigate conflict can be very taxing on our well-being.
Next, consider all you do in response to the stress of the day. Take a deep breath? Snack on some cookies? Surf the Internet? All of those, in moderation, are fine. But if you treat your stress-related insomnia with screen time or if the snacks are making your clothes uncomfortably tight, it’s time to integrate other techniques into your routine.
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What Can You Do to Improve Your Mental Health?
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Mental Health by the Numbers
87% of people in the U.S. believe having a mental health disorder is nothing to be ashamed of.
86% believe people with mental health disorders can get better.
84% believe people with mental health disorders can live normal lives.
Source: Mental Health America
Of those who have received in-person therapy for mental health conditions, 82% thought it was very or somewhat helpful, as did 75% of those who received prescription medication or other treatment.
improved emotions and behaviors
fewer sick days
fewer medical problems
increased work satisfaction
Source: American Psychology Association
Join Us for Mindfulness Classes
Retirees: Tai Chi
Monday, December 11, at 11:00 am
Experience a gentle breath and movement meditation to help you feel more open, limber and calm.
Meeting ID: 848 6128 3210
Retirees: Mindful Meditation
Tuesday, December 12, at 11:00 am
This class encourages a healthy mind-body connection with meditation and breathing techniques.
Meeting ID: 871 7247 2969
Call in: (929) 205-6099
Retirees: Standing Yoga
Tuesday, December 12, at 1:00 pm
This class connects the body, breath, and mind. It uses standing postures, breathing exercises, and meditation to improve overall health.
Meeting ID: 842 7889 6267
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