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Creativity and Health: Need a Jumpstart?

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Priscilla Matthews

Can being creative lead to better health? Science says yes. Really. Many studies in recent years link creativity to improved overall and mental health. Benefits of engaging in creative activities can include: You don’t have to be an artist to be creative. One person may be creative with a home repair or remodeling job. Another may plant and nurture a …

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Clubhouses: Offering Hope to People with Mental Illness

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by eri

We all need a place where we feel like we belong, people we feel connected to, and to know we’re needed and valued. Meeting these needs can be especially challenging for people who experience mental illness. Fortunately, Clubhouses empower people with mental illness opportunities to lead more fulfilling, productive lives. Through working with others as valued participants, Clubhouse members develop …

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Mental Health Month 2019: The Mind-Body Connection

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by eri

What do animal companionship, spirituality and religion, humor, work-life balance, and social connections all have in common? They’re all ways to boost mental health and general wellness. Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as …

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What to Do When the Holidays Leave You Blue

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, Seasonal Favorite by Helena Gerritsen

It’s the holiday season. Maybe you’re rushing to get things done, or maybe you’re a little lonely when you hear a song about family and togetherness. Maybe this time of year isn’t the cozy, picture-perfect time that you wanted. Sometimes the holidays don’t live up to our expectations or all the hype. If you are feeling more blue than jolly, …

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When You Have a Mental Health Disability and Need Benefits….

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources, Social Security Benefits by Priscilla Matthews

Complex. Confusing. Overwhelming.  These are just a few of the words used to describe what it’s like to have a mental health disability and apply for Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Some people are able to navigate the application process on their own or with the help of family and friends. Others may need a little more support.  Jolin, a …

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The Link Between the Arts, Health and Wellness

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Beth Storch

Nutrition and exercise seem to be the buzz words for being healthy and maintaining mental wellness. Other advice includes having a good sleep routine, practicing relaxation, and having a good social network.  Are you looking for something else to add to your toolbox? Why not try the arts? The Arts, Health and Wellness The link between the arts and health …

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Coping with Depression at Work

In Featured, Mental Health Resources by Beth Storch

Almost ten percent of the population experiences a depressive illness at some point in their life. An important part of recovering from depression is to participate in as many of your regular daily activities as possible, including work.  But, if you are suffering from depression, you may find working with co-workers, or even talking to them, is an enormous effort. …

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New Mental Health Services Option and the State of Mental Health Report

In Blog, Featured, Mental Health Resources by Anna Gouker

As residents of Wisconsin, it is everyone’s responsibility to improve the state of mental health and at ERI we are dedicated to doing our part. Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program One program that is making its way throughout Wisconsin is the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program, and it is hoped that the program will give support to a population frequently …