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Homewood Health Newsletters:

September 2017 - Understanding Depression - This newsletter provides information on the difference between sadness and depression, signs of depression, and ways to manage depressive symptoms.

August 2017 - The Sobering Facts About Addiction - Addiction is complex. By understanding addiction, we are more equipped to understand how addiction manifests and the implications it can have on the addicted individual.

The Impact of Sleep on Your Health - There are many serious health risks associated with not getting enough sleep. Try to get eight hours of sleep per night; reducing that optimal eight hours by two or three per night can increase the odds of developing conditions such as Alzheimer's, Cardiovascular Disease, Depression, Obesity.

July 2017 - Uncovering the Faces of Anxiety - Find out the differences between "anxiety" and "anxiety disorders." What causes an anxiety disorder? The newsletter includes tips on how to manage the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.

Reducing Mental Health Stigma - People with mental health disorders are often hesitant to tell their families, friends or employer of their struggles for fear of being labelled or having to face discrimination. Others are told to "snap out of it" or "toughen up." It's important to know that mental health disorders can be treated, often with excellent results.

June 2017 - Resilience Through Chronic Physical Conditions - When you or someone you know has a chronic health condition, feelings of isolation and loneliness can be overwhelming. This newsletter contains some recommended approaches to increase resilience.

Transgender: Where to Find and How to Give Support - This issue of Vitality explores resources available to support transgender people and includes a link to the Government of Canada Rights of LGBTI Persons.

May 2017 - Youth, Teens and Mental Health - Learn the signs to look for in youth who are struggling with mental health issues. As a parent, actively provide the tools and skills to help your child problem solve, resolve conflict and help cope with normal roadblocks.

April 2017 - Six Steps to Reducing Work Stress - Find out why reducing stress is important to your overall health. If you are feeling symptoms of stress, these six steps may help you.

March 2017 - Linking Exercise and Nutrition to a Healthy Mind - This Healthy Lifestyles Report provides information on how exercise and certain nutritious foods can improve an individual's mental health.

Dangers of Social Media on Your Mental Health - This supplemental edition focuses on how to determine if social media is impacting your mental health and offers steps to take to lower the social media effect on your mental health.

February 2017 - Loving, Healthy Relationships - This issue of Life Lines reminds us to make time for what is important to thrive as a couple.

January 2017 - Understanding Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD is the psychological reaction to emotional trauma. PTSD refers to a set of symptoms which can be diagnosed when the after effects of a trauma don't go away within a specific time period.

Holiday Health Kit 2016 - This year's Holiday Health Kit focuses on financial health, dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), seasonal events and resolutions.

December 2016 - Reducing Holiday Stress - This month's issue offers tips to reduce stress and help you to manage the holidays by taking short relaxation breaks, lowering your financial burden and keeping in mind that it's the thought that counts.

November 2016 - When Habits Become Addictions - Most of us are aware of substance addictions, but we may be less aware of some non-substance addictions such as gambling, the Internet or shopping. Learn about the characteristics of habits and addictions.

Creating A Healthier Workpkace - A week-by-week guide to help you focus on health and wellness - learn about the connection between healthy lives and healthy workplaces.

October 2016 - Mental Wellness At Work - Learn how deep breathing and meditation can help you to manage stress, maximize your energy and maintain a healthy and positive attitude at work.

September 2016 - Understanding Depression It is estimated that by 2020 mental illness will be the second leading cause of disability globally. While the tendency to be depressed can be genetically interited, the onset of depression can be provoked by many factors.

August 2016 - Disability Prevention Tips At Work - Depending on your work environment, you may be exposed to different levels of potential risk for injury. This issue of Life Lines provides some tips to keep you safe at work.

July 2016 Self-Care Starter Kit - When life gets busy, self-care is the first thing we sacrifice. Self-care is not selfish. Learn some strategies to look after your well-being to help you be more productive and care for others.

July 2016 - Taking Care of Yourself - The signs and symptoms of burnout come in various forms - physical, emotional and behavioural. Learn how to prevent burnout and to take time for yourself.

June 2016 - Managing Workplace Change - Understanding the process of workplace change and the stages that employees go through when change is announced can help to generate acceptance and the readiness to move forward.

The 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge and Summer Shape Up Plan Take advantage of the warm weather to stay active and channel sunny positive energy to get engaged in a healthy lifestyle.

2016 Mental Health Kit - Mental fitness keeps our minds strong. This kit contains some great resources to boost your well-being and better prepare yourself to face life's challenges.

May 2016 - Tips for Ensuring Mental and Emotional Fitness - This issue focuses on the importance of self-care and offers tips to help you stay mentally and emotionally balanced.

April 2016 - Managing Workpplace Conflict - Successfully managing workplace conflict requires patience, logic, excellent communication skills and a cool head. These skills are essential tools and will be helpful in your professional growth. This edition of Life Lines lists some sources of conflict and provides tips for resolving conflict so that no one loses and everyone wins.

March 2016 - Asking for Help - When should you considering getting help from a trained professional?

For more information about these topics, please contact Homewood Health at 1-800-663-1142