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How meditation helps people cope during challenging times

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on August 18, 2020

As we’ve been barraged with news about COVID-19, the uncertainty of the economy, the job market, and questionable plans on school openings, we’ve entered a highly stressful period in many people’s lives. When faced with problems that are out of our control, it can be difficult to manage the stress that comes with them.

The practice of meditation and mindfulness is one method people use to cope with these feelings. More employers are beginning to offer resources related to meditation and other ways of caring for our behavioral health and the physical side-effects of stress.

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Topics: Behavioral health, Health & wellness, Benefits

How coronavirus impacts physical and mental health

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on June 24, 2020

There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health and made certain aspects of daily life more challenging on many levels. To better understand the pandemic's impact on health, we recently asked members of our online AllWays Community about their coronavirus-related concerns, feelings, and habits. We’re sharing those results with you today.

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Topics: Behavioral health, Health & wellness, COVID-19

Working from home during COVID-19: Tips to reduce stress

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on April 07, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, many employers have implemented both voluntary and mandatory work-from-home policies for their employees. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continuously reminds us, telecommuting is an important step in “flattening the curve” of potential new infections.

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Topics: Behavioral health, Health & wellness, COVID-19

Quarantine tips to help you and your family stay well

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on March 31, 2020

As many states and cities implement stay-at-home protocols and individuals are quarantined with symptoms or potential exposure, staying well, both mentally and physically is everyone’s key priority.  Whether you are a parent, caregiver or just trying to get through the day, here are some tips for dealing with your mental health, helping your child learn ways to manage stress, and helping support the older adults in your life during a quarantine.

The information included in this post is provided by Optum®, AllWays Health Partners’ behavioral health partner.

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Topics: AllWays Health Partners, Behavioral health, Health & wellness, COVID-19

The opioid crisis: what employers can do to help

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on January 28, 2020

With the devastating effects of opioid use in daily headlines, you don’t have to look too far to see that the opioid crisis is a serious and troubling problem here in the United States. It’s clear that no family or community is immune, and that includes employers and their workplaces. But, by understanding the problem and working with the health plans they offer, employers can help employees prevent, manage, and recover from opioid addiction.

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Topics: Workplace wellness, Behavioral health