3.28.17 David Braganini be nice. Memorial Fund Announcement

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan and the Braganini Family officially announced the launch of the fifth be nice. Memorial Fund in West Michigan. The David Braganini be nice. Memorial Fund will cover half of the cost for be nice. programming in schools located within Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. This gives the MHF …

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How Do I Cope with an Anxiety Attack When I Am at Work?

If you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or you find yourself struggling with the occasional anxiety attack, you know that it has an impact on your work situation. There are a lot of job stresses, and dealing with problems, managing personal relationships, setting deadlines and meeting them, making presentations, participating in meetings, and managing others can all create …

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3.8.17 Live Laugh Love Club Event

One week ago we played host to our Live Laugh Love Club members for a night of be nice. brought to life by the very students who implement the programming within their school and community. The students displayed the best of be nice. at Wealthy Street Theater. The evening started with delicious food donated by West Michigan Caterer. Then the …

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Mental Health in the Public Eye

by MHF contributing blogger Caroline Meister   One of my guilty pleasures is watching reality television, especially the Real Housewives franchise. I know these women are ridiculous and I know that they are not role models in any sense; however, some people who watch these types of shows look to these women for guidance.   I was watching a spinoff …

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#GivingTuesday | Make Mental Health Matter!

To donate go to: http://www.themhf.org/get_involved/do… Mental Health Matters! Join the movement this Giving Tuesday to benefit nonprofits in Grand Rapids, specifically the Mental Health Foundation. All donations will go towards MHF education programs such as be nice., Live Laugh Love, and Mental Health First Aid. Our programs teach people the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety and ultimately provide them …

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Mental Health Monday: 25 ways to fight holiday stress

By Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen at Health.com Holiday stress-busting tips The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of the year. That’s why we’ve rounded up these 25 expert-endorsed ways to help you dodge the seasonal blues and stay happy, healthy, …

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Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Managing the Holiday Blues

By Laura Greenstein for the National Alliance on Mental Illness   Many people can experience feelings of anxiety or depression during the holiday season. People who already live with a mental health condition should take extra care to tend to their overall health and wellness during this time.   Extra stress, unrealistic expectations or even sentimental memories that accompany the …

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Mental Health Monday: What It’s Like Having PPD As A Black Woman

We attended a Survivors of Suicide convention last weekend and depression within the black community came up a couple of times. While it can be difficult for anyone struggling with a mental illness to get help, it can be even more difficult for those who feel like they’re failing cultural expectations. I remembered reading this article and I thought others …

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Anxiety, invalidity, and seeking help – A letter to remind people they matter

By Caroline Meister – MHF contributing writer   I recently made an appointment for myself at the counseling center on campus. When I called, they told me the next opening was at the end of the November, which was over a month away. Later that day, I was talking to one of my friends who attends another out-of-state college and …

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