When talk of a virus outbreak hits close to home, it’s normal to feel stressed about a potential pandemic and emerging health crisis. No matter how you're feeling, New Directions can help. Visit ndbh.com à Resources à Self-help tools for the latest on COVID-19.  Access the Health Resou [...]

It’s February – the season for love notes, flowers and heart-shaped chocolates. Maybe that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, or maybe it makes you want to fast-forward to March. Instead of putting pressure on your significant other or your relationship status, try treating yourself to some self-compassion this month. Be kind to yourself. Show yourself the same e [...]

Whether you’re kicking a bad habit or hope to crush your personal and professional goals in 2020, you are capable of staying track with the right focus and commitment. Here are some tips to get you started on the right foot:  Be willing to take baby steps. If you decide to make big changes too quickly, you can derail your goals for behavior change. Small successes [...]

Loneliness is a tricky emotion to understand. Maybe you feel like you’re lacking attachments you once had, or you’re facing something new like an unfamiliar school, town, job or other life change. Perhaps you feel like you don’t have anyone to share your feelings and experiences with. Or you feel unlovable – even if others don’t think so – and aren’t sure why. However it presents itself, loneli [...]

If you’ve every browsed the shelves at health-food store, you’ve probably seen the super vitamin pills, grape seed extract and other tablets and tonics that promise renewed zest and energy. Not surprisingly, medical experts urge caution when using these products. Instead of popping a pill to restore long-lost vigor, here [...]

February means candy hearts and Cupid’s arrows, but what if your sweetheart is driving you crazy? Whether you’re single, dating or promising forever, all relationships take work. Here are some tips on being a better communicator when things get complicated. First, understand that sharing your thoughts and feelings is not only beneficial for your mental health, but also a way to engage i [...]

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