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Category Archives: Mental Wellness

  Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health School is back in session, which can be a stressful time for teens and parents alike. The transition from a more relaxed summer schedule to a new school year, filled   …Continue Reading

De Volta Às Aulas: Dicas de Bem-Estar Mental para Pais e Pessoas que Cuidam de Adolescentes Posted on Sep 9

De Volta Às Aulas: Dicas de Bem-Estar Mental para Pais e Pessoas que Cuidam de Adolescentes

As aulas recomeçaram, o que pode ser um momento estressante para pais e adolescentes. A transição do horário mais folgado do verão para um ano escolar novo, cheio de dever de casa, novos colegas e atividades programadas, pode causar uma mistura de ansiedade, expectativas e   …Continue Reading De Volta Às Aulas: Dicas de Bem-Estar Mental para Pais e Pessoas que Cuidam de Adolescentes

De regreso a clases: Consejos para los padres/cuidadores de adolescentes Posted on Aug 28

De regreso a clases: Consejos para los padres/cuidadores de adolescentes

El regreso a clases puede ser un período estresante para los adolescentes y padres por igual. La transición de un horario de verano más relajado a un nuevo año escolar, lleno de caras nuevas, tareas y actividades programadas, puede crear una mezcla de ansiedad, anticipación   …Continue Reading De regreso a clases: Consejos para los padres/cuidadores de adolescentes

Take a Hike, and Regain Your Balance Posted on Jul 31

Take a Hike, and Regain Your Balance

Do you ever notice how your energy changes when you’re surrounded by nature? We’re meant to be outdoors. So when life’s daily stressors – be it people, work, hectic city living, or any number of other things – deplete our energy, we should head outside.   …Continue Reading Take a Hike, and Regain Your Balance

It Takes a Village: Second Conference in Series Builds Support for New Bostonians Posted on Jul 9

It Takes a Village: Second Conference in Series Builds Support for New Bostonians

 “The world breaks everyone and afterwards, many are strong at the broken places.”  ~ Ernest Hemingway How do culture, values, and beliefs influence our responses to mental health and suicidality? How do people heal from traumatic events? How can we promote resiliency among immigrants and   …Continue Reading It Takes a Village: Second Conference in Series Builds Support for New Bostonians

Singing is Music to Your Ears, and Soul! Posted on Jun 18

Singing is Music to Your Ears, and Soul!

You don’t need to be a professional singer, or even have a good voice, to reap the benefits of singing. This isn’t American Idol – this is life – and we have to find what makes us feel good! I sing whenever and wherever I   …Continue Reading Singing is Music to Your Ears, and Soul!

Problemas para dormir? Oito dicas para dormir melhor Posted on Jun 11

Problemas para dormir? Oito dicas para dormir melhor

  Precisa dormir mais? Assim como comer e respirar, o sono é uma função básica na qual, às vezes, não prestamos atenção. No entanto, o corpo nos avisa quando não dormimos o suficiente, e alguns sinais são o sono, a fome e, às vezes, a   …Continue Reading Problemas para dormir? Oito dicas para dormir melhor

Intentional Acts of Kindness Posted on May 23

Intentional Acts of Kindness

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." – PlatoWe all have bad days from time to time. There's the burnt toast situation, the coffee spill on   …Continue Reading Intentional Acts of Kindness

¿Problemas al dormir? Ocho consejos para dormir mejor Posted on May 10

¿Problemas al dormir? Ocho consejos para dormir mejor

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. ¿Necesita dormir más? Así como el comer y respirar, el sueño es una función necesaria que a veces tomamos por desapercibido. Al igual que responde al comer y respirar, nuestro cuerpo nos dice cuando no dormimos lo   …Continue Reading ¿Problemas al dormir? Ocho consejos para dormir mejor

Let the Sun Shine in! Posted on May 1

Let the Sun Shine in!

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Imagine the feeling of the sun shining on your face, showering you with warmth and life. Feel good? The sun awakens the senses and breathes life into our   …Continue Reading Let the Sun Shine in!