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Natural Hacks for a Happier Brain

2024-04-05T07:29:27-07:00April 5th, 2024|Behavioral Health|

While some stress is unavoidable, coping with the stress that comes our way is within our power by hacking our brain for better mood! There are four brain chemicals that rule our emotional outlook - Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphin - often called by their acronym as the DOSE chemicals.

Resource: Love Is Respect

2024-01-29T12:07:38-08:00January 29th, 2024|Behavioral Health|

Love is Respect is an online resource for older teens and young adults. Its primary focus is on intimate partner relationships with emphasis on “being on the same page” with one’s partner regarding definitions, boundaries and consent, “an ongoing mutual agreement between partners about what they want to experience.”

Resource: Teen Health Hub WA

2024-01-03T13:24:45-08:00January 3rd, 2024|Behavioral Health|

The Washington State Department of Health has recently published a new webpage, Teen Health Hub WA, or The Hub. Created by the Department of Health Adolescent and Young Adult Health Team, in consultation with teens and young adults in Washington State, including a dedicated Youth Advisory Board, the page is designed for continuous expansion.

How Do Hobbies Help Mental Health?

2024-01-03T13:15:58-08:00January 3rd, 2024|Behavioral Health|

Whether through involvement in extracurricular student groups, in-school enrichment opportunities, or classes such as art and shop, students can benefit greatly from learning skills that are applicable to hobbies at home – both now while they are in school and in their futures as adults.

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