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Mental Health and Safety at Work 

In busy workplaces today, ignoring how you feel mentally can lead to big problems. Did you know that people who feel really stressed out are more likely to get hurt while they are working? They are also more likely to get hurt even when they are not working.  Why Mental Health Matters for Safety  We usually think about physical dangers at work as things that might cause accidents. But how you feel mentally is also important for staying safe. Feeling stressed out at work can make you feel tired. It can make it hard to think clearly and control your…
Learn to Live Team
June 14, 2024
Mental Health

Celebrating Farmers and Ranchers

We want to take a moment on National Ag Day to recognize our country’s hard-working farmers and ranchers. We depend on you to supply food, fuel, and fiber while working in tough conditions. It's a critical job that most people don’t understand or appreciate.
Learn to Live Team
March 19, 2024
Mental Health

Is it time to speak up? 

How do you handle situations where the other person is doing something that creates problems for you? We all respond in our own ways. Do you find yourself acting like a doormat? Do you become an aggressive bully? Are you someone who stings others from the side so you can't be discovered? Are you someone who just speaks up? Which one do you think you are most of the time?  
Dr. Russ Morfitt
February 16, 2024
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Mental Health

Take Care of Your Mind for a Healthy Heart

Getting a call that a loved one had a heart attack sends our stomach into knots. We all want to avoid that kind of news and reduce the risk of cardiac crisis. Did you know that mental health and heart health are linked? Studies show that stress, anxiety, anger, and depression can raise your risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and other heart problems. And having a heart attack can lead to anxiety, depression, and PTSD.   Understanding how mental and heart health are connected is key. It can help you take steps to improve both. Here are some…
Learn to Live Team
February 5, 2024
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Mental Health

An IDEA for Difficult Discussions

Relationships are important in our lives. They make us feel happy, loved, and linked to others. We have relationships with friends, family, and people we work with. Conflict is a part of any relationship, and communication is key to resolving conflict. To make our relationships strong and healthy, it's important to talk about tough stuff sometimes. These tough conversations help us understand each other better, like what we need and how we feel.