Blog

Managing Mental Health During Civil Unrest

Managing Mental Health During Civil Unrest

The unrest playing out in cities across America has affected the mental well-being of everyone in the country. At a time when Americans are already suffering under the emotional toll of COVID-19, these pressures threaten to undermine the sense of stability of so many Americans. BHS believes that all forms of racism and racial discrimination … Read More

Just Take a Breath: Breathing Exercise

Just Take a Breath: Breathing Exercise

During moments of stress, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, your thoughts may be drawn toward past regrets and worries about the future. Thankfully, you possess a readily accessible tool that can be used to manage stress—your breath. Breath practices are a great way to become more in touch with your mind, body and spirit. During … Read More

Returning to Work During COVID-19

Returning to Work During COVID-19

In response to the current coronavirus crisis, most state and local governments required the closures of non-essential businesses and schools, and prohibited large gatherings to encourage social distancing. Most states also declared  mandatory stay-at-home orders for all but non-essential workers. These measures were taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus; however, this action may have … Read More

Managing Employee Return-to-Work During COVID-19

Managing Employee Return-to-Work During COVID-19

For managers, the COVID-19 pandemic is a new kind of crisis that no one has dealt with before. The crisis will pass at some point, but the reality is that many businesses will struggle to return-to-work amidst the pandemic. Open and clear lines of communication will be critical to the rebuild. Here are some recommendations … Read More

How to Talk to Children About COVID-19

How to Talk to Children About COVID-19

Currently, reports of COVID-19 are constant in the media. The impacts of the current situation have led to school and child care provider closures, quarantines and bare shelves in grocery stores. For children, this can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. Below are some suggestions on how to support and talk to your children about … Read More

Cancelled by COVID-19: Managing Disappointment

Cancelled by COVID-19: Managing Disappointment

In addition to fear and anxiety, COVID-19 is causing many to struggle with feelings of disappointment. Whether it is a cancelled celebration or a postponed vacation, disappointment emerges out of an unexpected sense of loss. If not managed in a healthy way, disappointment can lead to feelings of sadness and depression. Below are steps to … Read More

How to Reduce Your Coronavirus-Related Financial Stress

How to Reduce Your Coronavirus-Related Financial Stress

The coronavirus will have long-lasting financial implications on millions of Americans. It’s hard to tell exactly what the future will look like, but it’s safe to say this is going to be our new normal for a while. By adjusting our finances, we can eliminate or prevent hardships. Start an Emergency Budget. Keeping a budget … Read More

Mental Health & Wellness During COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, … Read More

Taking Care of You & Your Family’s Mental Wellbeing At Home

Taking Care of You & Your Family’s Mental Wellbeing At Home

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. These unprecedented times have changed many of our daily routines. Children are learning virtually and away from the classroom; college students are back home; and many adults are balancing … Read More

Virtual Recovery Meetings for Ongoing Support

Virtual Recovery Meetings for Ongoing Support

Due to the social distancing we are practicing to slow the spread of COVID-19, most 12-Step recovery groups are not meeting in person. You can still get help. Many programs have regularly scheduled virtual meetings that are increasing in number each day. Behavioral Health Systems knows how hard recovery can be, so we’ve provided information … Read More

Managing Anxiety & Stress During COVID-19

Managing Anxiety & Stress During COVID-19

Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19 Managing Anxiety & Stress The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone … Read More

CORONAVIRUS 2019-nCoV

CORONAVIRUS 2019-nCoV

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)   What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Can … Read More