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Here’s why planning a trip can help your mental health

With the pandemic far from over, now may not be the right time for leisure travel. But that doesn’t mean trip planning is canceled too. There’s some good news for globe-trotters: According to researchers, looking ahead to your next adventure could benefit your mental health. Even if you’re not sure when that adventure will be. […]

Nike closes offices for a week to give employees a mental health break

By Devon Haskins, KGW News Global apparel and shoe company Nike is putting some of its employees’ mental health ahead of productivity. It has closed its corporate offices for the week so employees can “enjoy additional time off to rest and recover,” according to a statement. The move is celebrated by those who work at […]

Mental health resources are available for veterans unsettled by Afghanistan news

Advocates are reminding veterans that help is available if headlines about the disastrous end of the U.S mission in Afghanistan and the looming Sept. 11 anniversary are triggering anxiety and mental health issues. “Veterans should be on the lookout for red flags if news of Afghanistan starts changing behavior,” Dr. Sonya Norman, director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ […]

Online Therapy Got Popular During Covid. Should You Still See Your Therapist in Person?

Should you go back to seeing your therapist in person? The rise of the Delta variant is complicating what was already a difficult decision for many. Nearly all outpatient mental health treatment moved online when the pandemic struck last year. As vaccines rolled out this year, more people became comfortable resuming some in person visits, […]

Simone Biles is a role model for prioritizing her own mental health over an Olympic medal

Athletes rely on their families for support in stressful situations. But the Olympic stands are empty for COVID, removing a source of reassurance. Suzette Hackney, USA TODAY U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, adorned with bedazzled goats on her leotards, strut into competition with the pressure of living up to the GOAT acronym: the greatest of all […]

Mental Health Boost After Bucks Win, Fans say Wisconsin United

MILWAUKEE — Tens of thousands of fans followed along for the Bucks NBA Championship run. Whether it was at watch parties, bars, living rooms, or at the victory parade Thursday. “This is important for not just the city of Milwaukee, but the city of Racine, Kenosha, the whole state,” said Bucks fan Bill Waltenberger of […]