Eating disorders have been a prevalent problem in America for decades. In fact, about 20 million women and 10 million men experience eating disorders at some point in their lifetime. That is why so many organizations across the country come together to improve education and increase advocacy for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. With eating disorders categorized as a behavioral and mental illness, it is important, now more than ever, to discuss the significance of total body wellness. Although people may not initially be perceived as someone who suffers from an eating disorder, a person's health should not always be determined from how they look but in most cases how they feel both physically and mentally. Keep reading to learn more about #NEDA awareness!
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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day - so we wanted to raise awareness for behavioral and mental health initiatives, especially focusing on the negative stigmas surrounding suicide. **warning: topics of this conversation may be disturbing for some listeners**
Over the course of only a few months, the mental and behavioral health industry has procured increased awareness and advocacy for legitimizing the significance of both mental illnesses and behavioral health disorders. With over 40 million people suffering from depression and anxiety in the United States, 36.9% of them seek treatment while the other 38.5 million are facing it alone (1). As society becomes more aware of these issues, it is important that healthcare providers only continue to intervene by making services more accessible and affordable for the public. This second installment of our “Patient Innovation” #rtblogseries focuses on the differences between mental and behavioral health as well as discusses new technologies that have made virtual care more efficient and reliable for patients.
COVID-19 has definitely made 2020 already a year we won’t forget. As the media is flooded with news updates and the world is in a state of panic and confusion, it is hard to remain positive and look ahead to the brighter future coming our way. That is why, we wanted to evaluate some relatively good things that will come out of COVID-19 and help you focus on some positivity for a change.
As part of National Men’s Health Week, the Men’s Health Network (MHN) is dedicated to provide medical screenings and educational resources for males of all ages. With these efforts, the MHN hopes to raise awareness and prioritize men’s health as a family issue. However, while a majority of men’s health problems involve physical diseases that can be preventable, it is also important to recognize the significance of mental health initiatives for men as well.
With today marking the beginning of National Men’s Health Week, we saw it fitting to do a small series of blogs dedicated to both the physical and mental wellbeing of males. From sons and fathers to brothers and friends, men play a significant role in everyone’s lives and it is important to recognize that their health is a priority. “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.” Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, H3905-H3906, May 24, 1994).
Sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), this Saturday, June 13, 2020 is National Family Health & Fitness Day. Not to be confused with National Fitness Day which is in late September, June 13th is a day aimed to encourage families to actively pursue complete body wellness as well as to promote the benefits of parks and recreation within communities. While there are some limitations this year due to COVID-19, here at Raintree, we acknowledge the significance of the NRPA’s mission and encourage you, now more than ever, to recognize the importance of keeping our local communities healthy.
While all of us are trying our best to make the most of being in quarantine, it is important to remember that social distancing is NOT social isolation. Face to face interactions, even if they are virtually through a screen, are vital to the development and personal health of anyone. Here at Raintree, we care about your wellbeing and want you to stay connected to friends, family and yourself during this time of staying home, so we have provided a list of digital resources that make it easy and fun to continue communicating and participating in engaging activities.
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The global spread of COVID-19 has caused many businesses to evaluate the feasibility of enforcing their staff to work from home. Fortunately, Raintree has maintained a remote staff for well over a decade. We wanted to share with you some of the best practices that we have adopted over the years that have helped effectively promote a productive remote working environment for our employees.