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November 29, 2017

Author: Kate Baer

How to survive holidays after losing a loved one

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I met grief as an adult in my late twenties. My step-dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and he died almost exactly one year to the day of diagnosis. Forty-five days later we were spreading his ashes in Northern Wisconsin when we received another heartbreaking call: my father-in-law had died unexpectedly of a heart attack. Sixty days after that, my husband and I lost a friend in his early 40's unexpectedly due to an unknown heart condition. A year and a half after that, I tragically found my Dad who had passed away due to alcohol withdrawal complications. Six months after that, my close girlfriend passed.

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October 12, 2017

Author: Faith is a Certified Therapy Dog with Horizons4 Girls in Sheboygan.

A word from Faith, Horizons4Girls’ therapy dog

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Hi there! My name is Faith, and I work at Horizons4Girls, or should I say, “I volunteer.” I am a Certified Therapy Dog with an advanced degree in working with troubled teens, or as they like to identify themselves, “at promise.” Each one of these middle school and high school teens has plenty of gifts that just need to be identified and enhanced.

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September 13, 2017

Author: KATE BAER

Mental Health America partners with UW-Sheboygan for recovery month

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September is National Recovery Month and Mental Health America (MHA) in Sheboygan County is proudly partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Theatre to address the topic in an educational and personal way.

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September 6, 2017

Author: KATE BAER

Sheboygan group focuses on suicide prevention strategy

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Suicide continues to remain a preventable, yet significant, health problem in Wisconsin.

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August 24, 2017

Author: RACHAEL LEWINSKI

Tapping into the intimate relationship between mental health, exercise

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We all know the benefits of physical exercise are endless, leading experts to deem it as our best wonder drug. However, we often don’t prioritize our mental health, which is intimately and dramatically affected by our physical fitness.

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May 3, 2017

Author: KATE BAER

Discover mindfulness at upcoming mental health event

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Life is difficult and we all experience pain and stress to varying degrees throughout our lifetime. These emotional, physical and mental pains, sometimes due to stress, bodily injury/disease, or a combination of both, are often inevitable. A fact of life. Pain and stress affect everyone. An old anonymous adage shares, “Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.” Suffering is the emotional context we give to pain. The stories we tell ourselves, our bodies, our minds.

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April 26, 2017

Author: KATE BAER

Annual mental health, addiction resource fair nears

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Join anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, for the 3rd annual community- wide Mental Health and Alcohol & Drug Abuse Resource Fair in Sheboygan County, at the new location of St. Dominic Parish Activity Center (2133 N. 22nd Street, Sheboygan).

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March 29, 2017

Author: HALEIGH KAISER

Fill your ‘bucket’ with positive actions

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Creating a healthy lifestyle is talked about everywhere you go these days. However, it is not all about diet and exercise. There should also be a focus on mental and emotional health. Researchers have found a correlation between caring for and helping others and an increase in health. An article from BMC Public Health finds that voluntarily helping others is associated with lower depression, increased well-being and a 22 percent reduction in the risk of dying.

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February 22, 2017

Author: LIBBY HOLTE

Time to check in on those New Year’s resolutions

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January first came along, and you were packed full of motivation to make changes for the New Year. No matter how much momentum you had that first week, we all know that winter can be a hard time; sickness is traveling around, workloads are high after the holiday lull, chilly weather makes it hard to stay active, and before we know it — we are already two months into the year. Whether you are on the road to success, or have taken an unexpected detour from your goals, let’s take some time to do a check-in on ways you can take care of your mind, body, home and heart in 2017: Take care of your

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December 14, 2016

Author: KERRI ROBERTSON

Feeling like a Scrooge? How to manage stress

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The holidays seem to be one of those times of the year that people either love or loathe.

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