Benefits Update – May 2019

California is currently experiencing a measles outbreak Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California want you to stay informed on the current measles outbreak so we have attached FAQ sheets and links to updated information from Kaiser, and BlueShield. Measles FAQ from Kaiser Permanente Measles outbreak: What you need to know from Blue Shield of … Read More

MAY IS Mental Health Month

Defining Positive Mental Health May is National Mental Health Month and we all know that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being. This month we want to focus on positive mental health. When we describe positive mental health, we are talking about more than the absence of a mental health condition; in … Read More

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse can cause lasting impact on the individual and even society. The costs due to new child maltreatment cases in a single year (with over 700,000 documented victims of child abuse last year) is estimated to be over $124 billion in the United States alone. As you know, all children deserve good childhoods and … Read More

Defining Depression, Suicide, and Self-Harm

Depression Stress, too little sleep, grieving, bullying, set-backs, and many other things affect your mood and cause feelings of sadness, irritability, or hopelessness. These feelings can be perfectly normal. If you experience any of the following symptoms coupled with those feelings, you should contact a mental health professional right away: sleeping too much or too … Read More

Understanding Mental Health and the Associated Stigma

What is Mental Health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being that affects how we think, feel, and act. Every one of us goes through stressful times in our lives. Our mental health determines how we handle that stress, relate to others, make choices, and behave. Mental health can be impacted by numerous … Read More