Category: Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Finding Help & Support: A Look at Free Mental Health Resources from NAMI & SAMHSA

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In today's world, mental health has become increasingly important. One of the biggest challenges after incarceration is finding the right resources for your peace of mind. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder, there are free mental health resources that can help. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and [...]

Teen Mental Wellness

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What is Mental Wellness? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes that mental health includes a person’s psychological, emotional, and social well-being and affects how a person feels, thinks, and acts. Mental health disorders refer to a variety of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior. According to the World Health Organization, nearly [...]

Create Healthy Habits Post Incarceration

Habits set the pattern for your life. Habits are the things you do every day without thinking about it, so developing good habits is the key to setting yourself up for success. Developing new habits takes repetition, so after a few weeks of persistence your new habits will be second nature. Here are some healthy [...]

How to Set New Year’s Resolutions and Stick to Them

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For many people, the beginning of a new year signifies a blank slate and a chance to start fresh. Some like to set a resolution at the beginning of each year of things they would like to change or improve throughout the coming year. The most popular resolutions typically involve self-improvement such as to lose [...]

Overcoming Winter Blues

What are Winter Blues? As the days become shorter and there are less daylight hours, you may find yourself feeling down. Approximately five percent of Americans face seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a type of depression triggered by the change of seasons. Even if you do not face SAD, it is still very common [...]

How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

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Gratitude is one of the most positive emotions you can feel, and it comes from being grateful for all that you have no matter how big or small. Gratitude can overpower negative emotions and induce positivity into your life. When you are grateful for what you already have, you open the door for more good [...]

Stress Awareness Day: Tips for Managing Stress

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What is stress? Stress is normal, and nearly everyone gets stressed at one point or another. Prolonged stress, however, can create a large mental strain that negatively affects your well-being. Excessive stress can lead to anxiety, depression, and panic attacks as well as physical symptoms such as high blood pressure, weakened immune system, and trouble [...]

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