Diane Funk

The beginning of the New Year is a time to reflect on the past year but look forward to what comes with the New Year.  Here are some suggestions on becoming happy in the New Year.

In the United States, nearly 44,193 people commit suicide every year.  This means that on average, someone dies from suicide every 16.2 minutes.  Chances are that you or someone you know has been affected by suicide.  Suicide can be prevented.  It is important to be aware of the warning signs because, statistically speaking, you may be able to save a life, potentially even your own. 

Talk  

If a person talks about:

Jacey Downing
Many people exhibit codependent and enabling behaviors within relationships where neither person is addicted. However, even in the absence of addiction, these relationships still tend to be very dysfunctional.
Tammy Thieme

Have you ever noticed that the word stressed spelled backwards spells desserts?  Think of the last time you had a really good dessert.  You slowed down, savored the flavor and enjoyed it. 

In recognition of Mental Health Month, I am encouraging you to add a little dessert to your day as an effort to reduce stress.  Not the high caloric type but the type that adds positive life skills to your every day life.

Here are some examples of what you can do:

Ron Benner

Interpersonal communication skills consist of the verbal and non-verbal cues that a person uses to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas with another person. These behaviors have been learned and with reflection, practice, and guidance, one can identify possible problems and make changes to improve their ability to communicate.

How to identify problems: