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Stress: 5 Tips to Cope

It’s natural to feel stressed from time to time, but how do you define stress? What effect does it have on our overall health? What can we do to better understand how to deal with it? When we are under stress, our bodies react in a certain way. A major challenge or threat causes chemicals and hormones to surge throughout your body. We instinctively respond like this in the face of danger, and it’s why our ancestors overcame occasional dangers.

What […]

By |2022-12-31T03:16:07-05:00February 4th, 2022|behavioral health, mental health|Comments Off on Stress: 5 Tips to Cope

The Holiday Blues: How to cope

There is nothing more joyous than spending time with family and friends during the holiday season. But unwelcome guests — stress and depression, can cause the holiday blues. This time of year can be lonely for those who are unable to see their family or friends. But, even when you are with people you love, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve can be challenging. We are always busy with the pursuit of perfect gifts, travel arrangements, never-ending parties, and obligations […]

By |2022-12-31T03:16:34-05:00December 10th, 2021|holiday blues, mental health|Comments Off on The Holiday Blues: How to cope

Addiction Recovery: The Role of Therapy

Mental health officials increasingly see substance abuse and addiction as mental health issues. In recent years, it has been viewed less as a sign of criminal activity and more as a mental disorder worthy of empathy and compassion, just like any other health condition.

The use of substances stimulates neurochemical changes that release dopamine and strengthen the association between a desired emotional state and a particular behavior. An individual is more likely to relapse if they use the substance regularly and […]

By |2023-01-03T12:49:03-05:00October 1st, 2021|Behavioral Health Services, health, Healthcare Industry, mental health, Substance Abuse, Substance Use|Comments Off on Addiction Recovery: The Role of Therapy

Key Differences Between EHR and EMR

The terms “EHR” and “EMR” are often heard in medical practices, but most people aren’t aware of their differences. Our company MedEZ™, as an EHR provider, frequently sees these terms used interchangeably and wanted to explain how they differ in the medical field.

There will always be an industry’s own vernacular, with terms that are used inside that are difficult for outsiders to understand but necessary for players to understand. In addition to categorizing professionals from non-experts, Jargon saves people time […]

By |2022-12-31T03:44:16-05:00September 16th, 2021|Behavioral Health Services, EHR & EMR, health, Healthcare Industry, MedEZ Modules, mental health, Substance Abuse|Comments Off on Key Differences Between EHR and EMR

Men’s Mental Health: Addressing The Stigma

Men’s health week serves to raise awareness of health problems men face, as well as encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Although mental health problems impact everyone, the stigma attached to men’s mental health may make it difficult for some to discuss and seek treatment. 

Societal Stigma and Myths Surrounding Mental Health

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, men with mental illnesses are less likely to receive mental health treatment […]

By |2021-06-21T10:20:50-04:00June 18th, 2021|health, mental health|1 Comment

Coping With Stress As A Healthcare Worker

After more than a year of being in the frontlines of the pandemic, healthcare workers have had to deal with strong emotions — such as stress and anxiety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the need for healthcare workers to recognize what stress looks like and take adequate steps to cope with it.

How The Pandemic Added To The Industry’s Stress

Stress from traumatic events impacts each individual differently. In August of 2020, the CDC released […]

By |2021-06-07T11:50:54-04:00June 3rd, 2021|health, Healthcare Industry, mental health|Comments Off on Coping With Stress As A Healthcare Worker

Children’s Mental Health: Feeling Safe, Confident and Healthy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month — a month filled with advocating for a variety of mental health issues. Since last week’s focus was children’s mental health, we’re sharing tips on making kids feel safe, confident and healthy.

Making Them Feel Safe

Creating a sense of safety — both emotionally and physically — is vital for kids’ mental health.  According to the National Association of School Psychologists, feeling connected and welcomed allows children […]

By |2022-12-31T03:25:34-05:00May 13th, 2021|health, mental health|Comments Off on Children’s Mental Health: Feeling Safe, Confident and Healthy

Growing Up During A Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact On Youth Mental Health

Today’s youth is burdened with not only living during a global pandemic, but also growing up in it. The coronavirus doesn’t target children directly. However, many kids and young adults are experiencing the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 era.

The Pandemic’s Overall Impact

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists a number of challenges children and teens face during the pandemic. Changes in their routines, such as having to physically distance from others, can cause increased […]

By |2021-02-15T16:18:13-05:00February 15th, 2021|health, mental health|1 Comment

The Road Back: Nutrition and the Path to Recovery

It’s important to recognize the role that the body plays when recovering from substance abuse. The effects of any substance are filtered through and sometimes felt long after it has left our system. Thus, it’s not just our mental and emotional health that needs treatment — it’s our body as well.

How Nutrition Can Help the Body Heal

Substance abuse takes a physical toll on the human body. Withdrawal can be a harrowing experience for many people. Additionally, […]

By |2022-12-31T03:22:40-05:00December 31st, 2020|health, Substance Use|Comments Off on The Road Back: Nutrition and the Path to Recovery

Does Owning a Pet Improve Mental Health?

At some point in our lives, most of us wanted a pet. Whether that pet was a dog, cat, horse, or even a hamster, we all wanted something to take care of. Something to bond with, to play with, to be our companion. However, did you ever think of the mental health benefits that pets have on humans? The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has done extensive research on this subject, which is called The Pet Effect.

By |2022-12-31T03:23:16-05:00November 6th, 2020|health|Comments Off on Does Owning a Pet Improve Mental Health?
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