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Impulsive Spender? 9 Ways to Get Better
Impulsive spending can become compulsive and lead to debt
You grab a candy bar at the cash register, or unexpectedly swing into the coffee shop drive-thru. You were just going to browse at the mall until you saw that pair of shoes. You didn't really need that new tech gadget, but it was such a good deal. Everyone has...
Empathy and Connection Can Reduce Suicide Risk
Nearly all individuals thinking about suicide do reach out for help.
( Editor's Note: Stephanie Schafer of The Village Business Institute wrote the following op/ed piece for The Forum newspaper in light of recent, high-profile suicides and studies indicating increased suicide rates) We read the sad, startling headlines, and it seems like suicide is showing up in the media more than...
A Month Full of Mental Health Tips
Hands join together in support.
Throughout the month of May, The Village celebrated Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of good mental health and to battle against the stigma associated with mental health issues. Each day on Twitter , we shared a tip to your improve mental wellbeing from...
6 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health This Summer
Sitting on a dock by a lake is one way you can get outdoors, and a good place to reflect on life.
By Darren Carter Village EAP Counselor After a long, harsh winter, let’s warmly welcome June! Summer provides us several opportunities to practice good mental health. Here are some tips to improve your mental health and make the most of this summer: Get outdoors: Exposure to the sun is the most...
A Joy-ful Giver: Supporting The Village's Greatest Needs
Joy Query’s father took night classes to work his way through higher education. He valued education and wanted to ensure that others had access to opportunities like he did. So every month he gave a donation to a boarding school in England that helped underprivileged boys. His example wasn’t lost...