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How to Support Someone with Mental Illness

1 in 5 of us lives with a mental illness. This means every one of us has a family member or loved one affected by mental illness. Like any other health problem, someone with a mental illness needs all of your love and support. Many people often ask, “How do I know when to help?” Some signs that a friend or family member may have a mental illness and could need your help are: Click to read more. 

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Every Day Mental Health Tips

When we talk about mental health we are talking about “a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.” Our mental health influences how we think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects our ability to handle stress, face and overcome challenges, maintain and build relationships, and recover from difficulties and setbacks.

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The Importance of Taking Vacation Time to De-Stress and Recharge

To avoid the negative effects of chronic stress and burnout, we need time to replenish and return to our pre-stress level of functioning. This recovery process requires “switching off” from work by having periods of time when you are neither engaging in work-related activities, nor thinking about work. It is critical that you disconnect from time to time, in a way that fits your needs and preferences.

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An Insomniac's Guide to Sleep: How Self-talk and a Few Small Changes Can Help you Break the Cycle

If there’s one thing the health community has taught us over the last few years, it’s that sleep is of the utmost importance to our physical and mental well-being. We now know that sleep improves short-term memory, aids in muscle recovery, and has generally been linked to reduced incidence of certain chronic diseases.   With so much emphasis on the importance of sleep, though, we've put ourselves in a strange predicament -- sleep is something that's far harder to control than diet or exercise, and what happens when it doesn’t come easily? So begins the vicious cycle of insomnia. We know we need sleep for optimal health, but when we go through periods of sleeplessness, we stress about not being able...

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Bring the Gravity Wellness Program to Your Business

Employee happiness, health and wellness is no longer a "nice to have," it drives real business results. A 2017 study conducted by the University of California demonstrated that for every dollar invested in corporate wellness programs, employers saved between 2.75 - 3.25x that amount in healthcare and absenteeism costs. At Gravity, we're proud to offer businesses of all shapes and sizes a custom employee rest and relaxation program, aimed at making employees happier, and driving increased productivity. Key piece of our wellness program include: Gravity Relaxation Stations: Customizable micro-spaces assembled for your office where employees can de-stress for 15-20 minutes, relaxing with the Gravity Blanket and Weighted Sleep mask, while listening to a peaceful meditation program from our partners at...

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