How to Hack Stress!!!!!!!

Who likes stress?

If I were to poll our readers right now, I am certain that not a single one of you would pick the option: “Yes, I love being stressed out.”

I mean, how could you? We’ve all heard that stress makes you sick, stress is bad for your health, stress is linked to insomnia… the list goes on and on.

I start to cringe at even the thought of this dreaded 6-letter word, so today, I am here to teach you how to hack stress. We found 6 simple tips to make stress your friend instead of the enemy. Yes, I know this sounds a little crazy. Stay with me, science is on our side.

But first, Kelly McGonigal’s “How to Make Stress Your Friend” TED Talk offers an eye-opening perspective on how stress affects us, and how to use it to our advantage… here to read more!

What’s Good for Mental Health is Good for the Economy

The Lancet PsychiatryExternal Web Site Policy recently reported that mental illness costs the global economy $1 trillion each year. In the United States alone, it’s estimated to cost approximately $105 billion in lost productivity and nearly $200 billion each year in lost earnings.  Approximately 30 percent of total disability costs are due to mental disorders.  These numbers have increased between 1990 and 2013 as the number of people with depression and/or anxiety around the world increased by nearly 50 percent.  Disasters and ongoing conflicts continue to contribute to these increases.  Yet, governments spend, on average, only 3 percent of their health budgets on mental health. For individual well-being……click here to read full article.

Well Now Walk/Run & Wellness Fair

The Well Now Walk/Run & Wellness Fair brings together all kinds of families for a fun day of awareness and wellness. In addition to the Walk/Run, we will enjoy wellness games, activities, demonstrations and music fun for the whole family, including:

  • Over 25 Community Resource & Wellness Vendors
  • Health Screenings & Wellness Activities
  • Live Music
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Glitter Tattoos
  • Highland Dance
  • Yoga & Martial Arts Demos
  • Service Animal Obstacle Course Demo
  • Voter Registration


Proceeds benefit the Clermont County Mental Health Levy Committee.

Click here for more information and to register online, click here.

Substance Abuse Resource Guide

We have compiled a service directory for residents of Clermont County to make it easier to locate resources within our immediate area.  Click on the following link:  Substance Use & Recovery Resource Guide 2015

Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours Video

Check out this new video from the Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) at the University of Minnesota.  In a clear and concise way, Cari Michaels, MPH, helps us understand the importance of addressing the challenge of improving children’s mental health through a public health framework.

  • “The term ‘mental health’ is often misunderstood in our society. Many people think it means the same as ‘mental illness,’ or they think it’s the exact opposite of mental illness. But the meaning of ‘mental health’ is more complex than these popular views indicate.”

Imagine – looking at mental health through a public health lens. Who woulda thunk it?