BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Do you have one last getaway planned before summer comes to an end? With school and fall right around the corner, now is a great time to getaway for one last break. However, easy-going vacations can turn stressful in the blink of an eye. One minute you are enjoying yourself by the beach or pool and the next minute you have had a bought of vacation stress. If this has happened to you, know you're not alone. ...

Chronic pain treatment has changed in recent years. Pain management doctors are beginning to use more holistic, patient-centered treatment plans to manage pain symptoms. This shift shows a different approach to pain management that considers the whole patient, with an emphasis on health and wellness. Understanding this approach can help you learn more about your own chronic pain diagnosis and ways to control your pain levels. ...

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? According to Psychology Today, more than 43 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness or condition. Mental health conditions can affect anyone, but those with chronic pain are particularly at-risk for conditions like depression and anxiety. ...

What is chronic pain? This is a question many may find themselves asking after their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. We all experience pain at some point. But for some, this pain is persistent. ...

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is a great day to get outside and explore, but did you know that being outdoors can also improve your overall wellness? We might have heard before that fresh air can do us some good, but how? There are many health benefits associated with getting outdoors. Keep reading for several health benefits of being outdoors...

In life, we cannot avoid stress entirely. Stress can come in both “bad” and “good” experiences. Bad stress may be from a busy schedule, finances, health issues or a recent death in the family. Good stress can be come as a wedding, birthday or excitement over an upcoming trip. Whether good or bad, stress can affect the body's ability to regulate metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions like digestion and blood sugar. That's why it is important to understand how to manage stress with mindfulness...

tress is a concern for many Americans and commonly affects those with chronic pain. Yoga for stress relief can help you relax and manage stress. ...

For those with chronic pain, an important aspect of pain management is acknowledging not just the physical sensation of pain, but also the emotional, social and psychological toll it can take. Living with chronic pain can mean also living with anxiety, depression and social and relationship issues. That’s why it is important to focus on treating the whole person....

Stress can be a major trigger for chronic pain patients, and work stress can be particularly difficult to manage. Whether you work in an office, factory, home or anywhere in between, we are all affected by work stress. Here are some tips to help...

Oftentimes there is stigma that is associated with chronic pain. A chronic pain diagnosis is life-changing and can be difficult to understand. Because of this, the added stigma of a chronic pain diagnosis can make it much more difficult. Whether it is a lack of belief or judgements from others, this stigma can be harmful to those who experience chronic pain....