May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month “Mental Health Is Health”. Sixty-five years ago, Mental Health America created May is Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illnesses and the importance of mental wellness for all.   We all have heard how important it is to take care of our health—eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising.  Healthy habits [...]

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning In May I begin to step out of my house, no longer needing the protection from the long cold winter where I tend to retreat into my thoughts and my blankets.  Like a spring flower I begin to reach for the warmth of the sun with hopes of a fresh new start. My [...]

May is Mental Health Month: Pathways to Wellness Essential to Leading Full and Productive Lives

Pathways to Wellness—this year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month—calls attention to strategies and approaches that help all Americans achieve wellness and good mental and overall health. “Wellness is essential to living a full and productive life,” said San Luis Valley Mental Health Center’s new Chief Operating Officer Kristina Daniel “We may have different [...]

Mental Health First Aid

With the 9 Health Fairs in the San Luis Valley over for another year, we’ve all become more aware of the significance of preventive medicine. Blood tests, bone density tests, immunizations, mammograms and other exams give us advance warning of possible health issues and, as we’ve been told, early treatment is often the key to [...]