Five Places to De-Stress in Monmouth/Middlesex Counties

Five Places to De-Stress in Monmouth/Middlesex Counties

By Lizz Dinnigan, Preventionist Since the Pandemic, it feels as if our collective baselines have shifted toward a consistent state of feeling overwhelmed, over-stimulated, and over-extended. This, in turn, can make us overreactive, over-emotional, and over-sensitive.  Releasing some of that tension and pressure is essential to our well-being. It’s important to find an outlet to…

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Staying Active as We Age

Staying Active as We Age

By Jess Kaado, Preventionist Every single adult has been made aware of the health benefits of exercise, both for our physical and mental health, over the years. But, I’m sure most would agree that staying active as we age is easier said than done. Our days are busy, our lives are emotionally complex — add…

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Navigating Mental Health for Workplace Success

Navigating Mental Health for Workplace Success

The intersection of mental health and the workplace is an increasingly vital area of focus in today’s fast-paced, high-stress world. Mental health issues, often overlooked in the professional environment, can significantly impact both the well-being of employees and the productivity of organizations. This article delves into the profound implications of mental health conditions in the…

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7 Tips to Avoid Overindulging This Holiday Season

7 Tips to Avoid Overindulging This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and making cherished memories with loved ones. It’s an opportunity to revel in the warmth of festive gatherings and partake in the delightful traditions that mark this special time of year. However, amidst the sparkle and cheer, it’s common to encounter the temptation of overindulgence. Whether…

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How Are Other Teen Parents Handling Substance Use?

How Are Other Teen Parents Handling Substance Use?

By Lizz Dinnigan, Preventionist As a teen growing up on Staten Island in the 80s, access to alcohol was limited. You might have snagged a forgotten, dusty bottle of Peach Schnapps from your parent’s liquor cabinet or found an older friend/sibling with ID. At the time, there was a gas station nicknamed “The Cottage” that…

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Navigate Your Wellness Journey With These Practical Tips for Success

Navigate Your Wellness Journey With These Practical Tips for Success

By Hazel Bridges, Contributing Writer Embarking on a wellness and self-care journey is a commendable endeavor that requires dedication and smart strategies in order to ensure success. By implementing a few actionable steps, you can achieve a healthier and happier you. In this article, courtesy of Wellspring Center for Prevention, we will explore effective ways…

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The Dangers of Holiday Drinking: How to Stay Safe This Season

The Dangers of Holiday Drinking: How to Stay Safe This Season

With the increased amount of alcohol during the holiday season from November to January, the potential for relapse can feel overwhelming. The holidays evoke many feelings, including stress, anxiety, and loneliness. Those with alcohol use disorder can feel tempted to numb these feelings by having a drink, which can create a slippery slope. To avoid…

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Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Youth at Risk

Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Youth at Risk

Youth at risk refers to individuals who face various factors that increase their likelihood of experiencing negative outcomes or engaging in risky behaviors. It encompasses young people who may be vulnerable due to socioeconomic challenges, family instability, substance misuse, mental health issues, or involvement in delinquent activities. Prevention and intervention strategies play a crucial role…

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9 Self-Care Tips for Busy Professionals: How to Prioritize Your Well-Being

9 Self-Care Tips for Busy Professionals: How to Prioritize Your Well-Being

In the fast-paced world of busy professionals, it’s easy to neglect self-care and prioritize work over personal well-being. However, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential for long-term success and overall happiness. Discover practical self-care tips and strategies that busy professionals can incorporate into their daily routines to prioritize well-being and improve overall quality of…

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