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Domestic violence

Weathering the storm

Managing transitions

 Creating schools that welcome LGBTQ kids

Resolving workplace conflicts

Mental health support groups

Managing your time

Cultivating mental health

Creating fulfilling relationships at work

Suicide prevention

Helpful Resources that are available 24/7:

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800 273-TALK (8255)
  • NYC Mental Health Hotline/NYC WELL: 1-800-LIFENET (543-3638)
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-212-673-3000

Additional resources:

Setting boundaries at home and at work

Good workplace habits

Tackling addiction

Seasonal affective disorder

Help for caregivers

  • Caregiver Stress - Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Stress from caregiving is common.
  • Caring for Elderly Parents: Managing Role-Reversal - According to Seattle geriatric internist Dr. Elizabeth Kiyasu, watching our parents lose their independence is one of the most challenging realities we face as our parents age.
  • Teacher Wellness - Explore self-care strategies to battle teacher burnout, and rediscover your inner superhero to bring excitement and creativity back into your classroom.
  • Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving - The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving builds support for caregivers nationwide.

Stress, fear and anxiety

Grief and loss

Handling holiday stress

Cultural competence

Handling difficult people

Taming the chaos of September

Sleep and your health

Eating disorders

  • National Eating Disorders - NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
  • Eating Disorders Online - Learn about the different types of eating disorders.
  • Mayo Clinic: Eating disorders - Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health, your emotions and your ability to function in important areas of life.
  • Eating Disorders: About More Than Food - The eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, and their variants, all feature serious disturbances in eating behavior and weight regulation.

Poor eating habits