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December 14th, 2023

Tips for Talking about Mental Health

Normalizing conversations about mental health gives us, and our colleagues, the confidence to speak up and get the help we need. Share our tips for starting real conversations about mental health. Learn more  

December 14th, 2023

Culture of Health at Work

You recognize the importance of prioritizing employee health and well-being and encouraging your workforce to adopt behaviors such as maintaining a healthy weight. Read our guide to learn 7 other ways your organization can cultivate […]

September 26th, 2023

Breast Cancer Facts

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Share our infographic highlighting the symptoms to watch for and ways to lower your risk of the most common cancer in women worldwide. Learn more  

September 26th, 2023

Setting Boundaries

Healthy boundaries — clear expectations on the behaviors you accept from other people and what they can expect from you — is important at work and at home. Share our tip sheet with guidance on […]

September 26th, 2023

Tips for Mindful Eating

Managing how you eat can be as important as what you eat. Eating mindfully has been shown to support healthy weight loss, reduce binge eating and improve a general sense of well-being. Keep reading to […]

June 8th, 2023

Coping with Stress

Stressful experiences are a normal part of life, but sometimes our response to stress can negatively impact our physical and mental health. See our guide to healthy ways you can deal with stress. See the […]

June 8th, 2023

Summer Skin Safety

As you head outside for summer fun, our Johns Hopkins experts share tips for recognizing melanoma and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Learn more  

June 5th, 2023

Prostate Cancer Awareness

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. See our infographic highlighting the symptoms to watch for and screening recommendations for the most-diagnosed cancer in American men. See the infographic  

March 22nd, 2023

Alcohol and Heart Health

Does a glass of wine a day keep the doctor away? There’s a popular belief that alcohol — especially red wine — is good for the heart. But is it true? Our Johns Hopkins experts […]

March 22nd, 2023

6 Steps to Relaxation

We all face stressful situations, and responding to stress in a healthy way is important for both mental and physical well-being. Try this simple relaxation exercise to reduce stress. SEE THE INFOGRAPHIC HERE

March 22nd, 2023

Keep Stress Under Control

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress (along with anxiety) causes more lost work days than physical illness or injury and — in addition to its impact on mental health — has been linked to certain […]

December 14th, 2022

Combating Winter Loneliness

The winter season can bring out many feelings, both positive and negative. For some, the colder weather and shorter days can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Matthew Peters, M.D., discusses […]

December 14th, 2022

Create a Healthy Bedtime Routine

Having trouble sleeping? A regular bedtime routine — lowering the lights, taking a shower or reading a book — can help, letting your brain and body know it’s time to rest. Read our tips for […]

December 14th, 2022

Health Goals for 2023: Move More

As we turn the calendar to a new year, many people set goals to improve their health. This year, make a resolution that can be kept all year long: getting 30 minutes of physical activity […]

October 25th, 2022

Guided Meditation for Fall

Guided meditation can be used to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on the present moment, benefiting both your emotional well-being and your overall health. Encourage your workforce to try this guided […]

October 25th, 2022

Tips for Enjoying the Holidays

Prioritizing good mental health around the holidays is important, as holidays can cause us to feel many different things. We might feel happy, sad or even ambivalent. And for many people, the holidays can be […]

October 25th, 2022

Creating a Healthier Sleep Environment

Did you know that your environment can affect the quality of your sleep? And your quality of sleep can greatly affect your mental health? Share our 11 tips for creating a healthy sleep environment and […]

June 20th, 2022

Healthy Meals Together with Family

Does your family sit down at the table for dinner, sharing food and conversation, without TV, tablets or phones? Learn more from Johns Hopkins experts about the health benefits for adults and kids who regularly […]

June 20th, 2022

Dealing with Difficult Emotions

Difficult emotions are inevitable. Yet so many of us aren’t used to feeling them or don’t know what to do when they arise. What’s the best way to deal with difficult emotions? This month, we’re […]

June 20th, 2022

Sunscreen and Your Morning Routine

Wearing sunscreen is one of the best — and easiest — ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age. Used regularly, sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging. Click the […]

May 24th, 2022

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

In honor of Men’s Health month, we wanted to share with you some facts about the most common cancer in men (besides skin cancers) — prostate cancer. Here is a quick summary of signs and […]

May 24th, 2022

Perspectives: The Johns Hopkins Approach to Mental Health

Sadness, anxiety and depression are all incredibly personal experiences that each of us manages differently based on who we are as an individual. Truly understanding a person’s mental health requires a deep understanding of everything […]

May 24th, 2022

Increase Employee Awareness of Well-being Benefits

Getting employees to use the benefits available to them can be challenging. Click the link below to check out our tip sheet for strategies to increase awareness of the resources and services you have available. […]

April 28th, 2022

A Day That Leads to Your Best Night’s Sleep

What you do during the day affects how well you sleep at night. Johns Hopkins sleep expert Rachel Salas, MD, shares small steps you can take throughout the day to encourage better sleep at night. […]

April 28th, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Though many employers recognize the importance of supporting their employees’ mental health, they may have a hard time knowing where to start or what to do. With just a […]

April 28th, 2022

Your Employees’ Personal Guide on the Journey to Better Mental Health

On their journey to better mental health, your workforce doesn’t have to go it alone. The Balance™ Care Concierge is a behavioral health care professional that is available to talk by video or phone 365 […]

March 15th, 2022

Tips to Cope with Stress

Stress is a part of everyday life, and everyone feels stress from time to time. There are many tools to help combat the negative effects of stress in healthy ways. Check out our tips for […]

March 15th, 2022

Guided Meditation for Spring

Stress is a part of everyone’s life. It helps us adjust to new situations and cope with challenges. Prolonged stress, however, can take a toll on mental and physical health. In the workplace, mindfulness may improve […]

March 15th, 2022

Benefits of Physical Activity

Maintaining regular physical activity is important for your overall well-being and physical health. Best of all, just 30 minutes of movement a day is all it takes to see the benefits. Click here to learn […]

February 24th, 2022

What Can You Expect from Balance?

Our Balance program offers you and your family a convenient, easily-accessible way to get the mental health care you need. Check out this short video that explains how the program works and what you can expect.    

February 16th, 2022

How much do you know about sleep?

Sleep is important for overall well-being. It affects how we function every day. March is Sleep Awareness Month, and on March 18th we recognize World Sleep Day. But there’s so much more to sleep than […]

February 16th, 2022

Mindful Eating

Each year, during the month of March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month. This is a great time to create new, healthier habits. Nutrition experts have found that controlling how we eat can be as important as what […]

January 21st, 2022

Mental Health Support Whenever and Wherever You Need It

Feeling a little stressed? Have a few minutes to learn a new mindfulness technique? Finding you need to connect immediately with a licensed behavioral health specialist to get referred to in-network care? Meet Bea, your […]

January 18th, 2022

Winter Can Bring Mental Health Challenges

Less daylight and more time indoors can trigger mental health challenges, including Seasonal Affective Disorder. Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder, including symptoms and treatment, here.

January 18th, 2021

Relaxation Exercises for Better Sleep

Looking to improve your sleep quality or fall asleep faster? Mindfulness and meditation can be great techniques for getting both your mind and body in a relaxed state and ready to sleep. Here are three […]

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