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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Guide to Anxiety and Sleep

An article from Tuck Sleep – A Community for Advancing Better Sleep   According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety is a reaction to stress. Its key markers are feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes such as elevated blood pressure. Just like physical pain, in and of itself anxiety is not a bad thing: it signals …

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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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Does the Media Encourage Copycat Suicides?

By contributing writer Jenny Holt   The Vienna subway system opened in 1978 and soon after it became seen as an acceptable place to die by suicide. Train-based suicides are nothing new, but the Austrian Association for Suicide Prevention soon realized that every time a subway system suicide was reported in the media, copycat suicides using the same method and …

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Top 3 Mental Health Issues Affecting Seniors

by Jenny Holt   The world’s population is getting old, with nearly 2 billion people aged 60 years and above expected to inhabit the planet in the next 35 years (WHO Statistics).  An aging population comes with physical and mental challenges which need to be recognized and managed as part of a healthy lifestyle.   Depression One of the most common mental …

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No More Sub-Tweeting

Written by MHF blog contributor Caroline Meister   In this day and age, everything gets posted on social media, whether it’s what you had for dinner, who you’re dating, or if you’re having a bad day. Countless critics will tell you about how the media is ruining our society. I disagree with this; however, I do think an interesting (and horrible) …

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Stop Bullying: Know the Signs and Consequences

by Jenny Holt from Why Team Building    Bullying takes on many forms, but there is always a victim, perpetrator and even an audience. When a person is bullied, it may take a physical form such as pushing, shoving, hitting or other types of applied force. Teasing, name-calling, and hurtful comments are considered verbal abuse. You might also become a …

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