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An overwhelming amount of disaster preparedness information followed the earthquakes in our region. Most of the resources centered around how much food, water, and supplies to set aside, what to do before, during and after the disaster, and all the safety precautions necessary to survive.
One aspect of preparedness that can easily be overlooked, is the need to secure important documents. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a simplified, yet comprehensive guide to help ensure that important documents are kept safe through a disaster, and is linked below.
In 2017, suicide claimed the lives of more than 47,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Suicide affects people of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities.
Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it can be preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.
Here are 5 steps you can take to #BeThe1To help someone in emotional pain:
ASK: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question but studies show that asking at-risk individuals ...
Each year they help fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Learn more about the resources and information available to help promote Mental Health Awareness by clicking here.
How often do you feel thankful for the good things in your life? Studies suggest that making a habit of noticing what’s going well in your life could have health benefits.
Taking the time to feel gratitude may improve your emotional well-being by helping you cope with stress. Early research suggests that a daily practice of gratitude could affect the body, too. For example, one study found that gratitude was linked to fewer signs of heart disease.
The first step in any gratitude practice is to reflect on the good things that have happened in your life. These can be big or little things. It can be as simple...
Winter weather keeping you indoors? Enjoy cooking some heart-healthy comfort food to keep your hands busy and your belly full!
The National Institutes of Health, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has a library of recipes featuring all kinds of meals.
Search the full library, or check out some of the featured Soups and Stews below!
A cholesterol-free version of this classic Italian vegetable soup—brimming with fiber-rich beans, peas, and carrots.
Using low-fat milk instead of cream lowers the saturated fat content in this hearty dish.
Beef and Bean Chili...
Chili can be an easy and healthy option—this hearty recipe has just the right balance of flavors!