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Let’s celebrate this Pride month by focusing on mental well-being and self-care!
Mental Health

Celebrate Pride by Prioritizing Your Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of overall health. The LGBTQ+ community can experience social stigma and discrimination, which can have a negative impact on mental health. Let’s celebrate this Pride month by focusing on mental well-being and self-care! Here are some ideas: Attend a Pride parade to connect with others. Show support for LGBTQ+ rights. Look for a safe space to connect with a support group. Give back to the community. Volunteer for LGBTQ+ causes. Take part in LGBTQ+ cultural events. Look for art exhibits, film festivals, or concerts. Have fun and learn something new. Do something creative to…
Learn to Live Team
June 16, 2023
Mental Health

The Importance of Social Connections

Social wellness is an important part of overall well-being. It means having positive and healthy connections with the people around you like your family, friends, co-workers, and others in your community. Building positive social connections can help you live a happier and healthier life. Here are a few tips to develop more social wellness: Spend time with people: Make plans to be with your family, friends, and people in your community. The time spent together fosters a connection with those individuals, while contributing to your own sense of belonging – which is important for your well-being. Be a good listener:…
Learn to Live Team
June 7, 2023
CBT gives practical skills and strategies that help women make lasting changes and improve their well-being
Substance Use

Giving Power to Young Women: Strategies for Preventing and Managing Substance Use 

Young adult women might be more likely to use substances for a few reasons. Not all young adult women use substances, but some may be more at risk because of certain things. Peer Pressure When you're young, you want to fit in with your friends. Sometimes young women might feel pressure to try things like alcohol or drugs just to be accepted. Trying New Things Young adults are curious and want to experience new things. Some might want to try substances just to see what it is like. Others may want to rebel against rules from their parents or society. …
Learn to Live Team
June 6, 2023
The mental health crisis among teenage girls is growing. Watch for signs of distress.
Teen Mental Health

Is your teen daughter ok? Don’t miss signs of mental health problems.

Teenage girls feel a lot of stress as they grow and navigate their lives. According to the CDC, 57% of U.S. teen girls feel "persistently sad or hopeless". That is double the rate of boys. Here are some factors that may contribute to girls’ distress: Social factors: They may feel they are treated differently because of their gender. They may not feel equal to boys. Girls are more likely to experience sexism, violence, and harassment. It makes them uncomfortable, upset, and frustrated. Outside pressures: Teenage girls face more pressure to be perfect. They may be worried about how they look,…
Learn to Live Team
June 1, 2023
75% of caregivers are women
Stress & Anxiety

Relieving the Stress of Being a Caregiver

Providing care and support to loved ones is a big job. And according to Institute on Aging, 75% of caregivers are women.   As people get older and experience declining health, the need for a caregiver increases. This work is hard and it’s usually unpaid. According to the AARP, about 41 million caregivers provide unpaid care in the United States. The burden of caring for an ill family member or friend can lead to the following:  Emotional stress.  Lost income.  Physical tiredness from providing daily care.  Feelings of loneliness and depression.  Adding Mental Health Support with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Apply the…
Learn to Live Team
May 30, 2023
Practice self-care during menopause
Mental Health

Boosting Mental Health during Menopause

Menopause occurs at the end of a woman's reproductive years. It can have a significant impact on mood. It can also impact emotions and mental well-being. Women going through menopause might experience any of the following: Mood swings Anxiety and/or depression Poor sleep Trouble thinking clearly Stress and irritability Decreased self-esteem Negative body image Not all women will have these mental health effects during menopause. For women who do experience mental health challenges during this phase of life, there are several strategies to consider. Strategies to Improve Mental Health During Menopause Stay physically active: Regular exercise can have a positive…
Learn to Live Team
May 26, 2023